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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

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