gksudo 16.10

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Nov 4 10:30:48 UTC 2016


You can't install gksudo, but need to run an editor with root
privileges? However, what should be the advantage of gksudo over sudo?

http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?searchon=contents&keywords=gksudo&mode=exactfilename&suite=yakkety&arch=any

  apt update && apt install gksu

Depending on the task, you anyway need to run xhost when either using
sudo or gksudo, apart from this you could temporarily override the HOME
variable.

I never run gksudo, I always use sudo.
In case gedit should cause an dconf issue run

  sudo rm /run/user/1???/dconf/user

To get rid of annoying output you could run

  sudo gedit <files you want to edit> 2>/dev/null

or

  sudo gedit <files you want to edit> >/dev/null 2>&1

FWIW I prefer pluma over gedit

  apt update && apt install pluma

Regards,
Ralf




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