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Re: How to 'su' to root from a script using Xdialog?

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Michelle Konzack wrote:

I like to have a Dialog which tell the $USER: "This programm requires root permission. Please enter the password:"

GNOME programs tend to use "gksu" for this. You might find it would be appropriate for you to use in your program, too. KDE provides "kdesu" for the same purpose. Note that gksu, at least, does support using sudo to get root if the user has the ability to sudo.

Alternately, you could just prompt the user via a dialog you write, but then you'll have to be sure that it doesn't leak the root password by having it show up in command-line arguments or other generally visible areas.

-- Asheesh.

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