Re: Is this why you shouldn't log in as root?
On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 19:48:12 -0400
alex <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Personally, I have a trick to make sure that I can identify anything I
> > run that has been spawned as root rather than as me - the Xresources,
> > KDE interface, and Gnome settings for root are all set to have garishly
> > obvious colours, so that I know that mistakes with those programs could
> > be toxic.
> Somewhat outside the thread but this sounds like a good idea....could
> you describe this 'trick' please?
Log in as root. startx (if you're not already there). Set the desktop to
solid bright red.
Open a terminal window. Set the colors for the terminal window to something
very different from your normal colors. My normal xterm is black on light
yellow, so for me "very different" might be the default grey on black.
The color scheme is a reminder that I'm running X as root.