Re: keeping passwords
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 12:05 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > There's also gksu (the GTK frontend to su), but it also does not
> > support changing the timeout of the password storage.
> ?? So why even mention it? You can't just install gksu, it comes with
> bonobo and gnomeui and gconf - something like an extra 40MB of stuff - and
> it's never likely to interface to kwallet.
It's worth mentioning because the gksu package contains both a gksu *and* a
gksudo executable, the latter allowing one to gain elevated priviledges via
sudo rather than su. Using sudo is better because it allows for much
finer-grained control of who can run what as root (or other users), and does
not require anyone to know the root password.
Nathaniel W. Turner