sudo vs. gksu

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Apr 6 12:57:06 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 11:31 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> I am going to run an experiment where I use nothing but sudo with
> gedit and pay attention to the control files. I use joe as an editor
> in a terminal and it has never had a problem when used in a root
> terminal.

     1. Joe is not an X application, and the linked site explains that
        mainly those are affected
     2. Why run the risk or, even worse, guide newbies into taking this
        risk? gksu has just as many characters to type as sudo and is
        safe for X apps, so why not use it?

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