[answered] kdesu vs. sudo?

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[answered] kdesu vs. sudo?

Postby Tony G on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:00 pm

I just wanted to confirm that I understand this correctly:

(1) It is preferable to use kdesu over sudo when the command will launch a program in the KDE GUI (e.g., Kate), because of possible undesirable side-effects from sudo.1 2

(2) But because kdesu runs programs as root, one should close the kdesu-launched program as soon as one is done doing what is necessary as root.3

Thanks for setting me straight.

Best,

Anthony
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Re: kdesu vs. sudo?

Postby Fred on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:27 pm

Tony G,

Sir, you are dead on, absolutely correct, :-)

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Re: kdesu vs. sudo?

Postby Tony G on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:34 pm

Guess a broke clock's even right twice a day. :)

Much obliged, Fred.
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Re: kdesu vs. sudo?

Postby ed@Mint on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:40 pm

Tony G wrote:Guess a broke clock's even right twice a day.

I love that quote :)
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