Missing hard drive space
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 15:37:56 UTC 2009
Nils Kassube wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> That would be:
>>> gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
>>> or for KDE users:
>>> kdesudo kate /etc/fstab
>> I wonder why it works? On 8.04 to 9.04 I still use sudo gedit and
>> it works fine. Why is that I wonder?
> It _may_ work with sudo as well but you may also have trouble with your
> config files afterwards if they are overwritten by root. Then you can't
> access them any longer as normal user. The commands gksudo or kdesudo
> are the preferred safe way to start graphical applications.
Well I never thought about that. But I usually use sudo gedit and
change something and then turn it back off. Not clear how a config file
would be written while root.
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