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Old 07-07-2003, 12:39 PM   #1
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Changing permissions for one operation...


Hey, sometimes I find myself needing to edit a particular file which needs root permission, currently the only way I'm able to do this is log out of my normal user account (very annoying) and log back in as root

Is there a utility or command similar to "su root" in bash for KDE/Gnome/Fluxbox which lets me assume root so I can edit text files logged in as a normal user, really hope so

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Old 07-07-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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Simple, open a terminal in the directy your getting your file from, then su - then: kedit filename.whatever - Works like a charm for me.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 12:50 PM   #3
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Simple, open a terminal in the directy your getting your file from, then su - then: kedit filename.whatever - Works like a charm for me.


I'm loving the power of apt atm and once I've learnt little things like this it just makes me love my linux even more, thanks man!

If only I could get FastTrack working in some way

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Old 07-07-2003, 01:50 PM   #4
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Im working fastrack now also, where are you stumpped?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:05 PM   #5
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Im working fastrack now also, where are you stumpped?
You are

Errr how? You got klite running through wine? Or have you got giFT with the FastTrack plugin?

I tried giFT when I had mandrake but the plugin wouldn't install.... maybe now that I'm using Knoppix I'll have more luck!

Or is there some new program out I don't know about

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Old 07-07-2003, 02:31 PM   #6
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Im trying to get gift with the plugin going, havent finished yet, just started after my wifi finally worked, last night...
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:35 PM   #7
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Im trying to get gift with the plugin going, havent finished yet, just started after my wifi finally worked, last night...
I might try giFT again myself, you sound like me, it took me an age to figure how to get my wifi going (had to find drivers etc etc) but now I've got it working it handles my bandwidth much better than Windows!

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Old 07-07-2003, 02:52 PM   #8
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Ok....

I didnt want to sound pro linux anti windows, but man, my throughput went from 800kb(averaged) and the occasional reboots after 2 hours of heavy transfers , to 1.1 (averaged) (1.2 highest yet) and 0 reboots transfering heavy. I thought I was nuts, but I see Im not...
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:03 PM   #9
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I didnt want to sound pro linux anti windows, but man, my throughput went from 800kb(averaged) and the occasional reboots after 2 hours of heavy transfers , to 1.1 (averaged) (1.2 highest yet) and 0 reboots transfering heavy. I thought I was nuts, but I see Im not...
it's good isn't it!

I stream music from www.di.fm all the time, on Windows using Winamp/Foobar the music would always skip it was awful, under linux I don't get any skips ever it streams perfectly 24/7 & I can still surf the web it feels like I'm not streaming at all

Now just a few (small I hope) hurdles to get sorted out, samba & fastttrack being the most important for me, I just tried giFT again but my cvs complains of no password file so I can't even get started

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:07 PM   #10
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I can tar the latest cvs, (as of last night)

if you need them?
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #11
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Re: I can tar the latest cvs, (as of last night)

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if you need them?
yes please!

I just installed ed2k, it looked promising, searches were returning results but I can't download anything as it crashes

How big are the files? So I know which email to give you

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Old 07-12-2003, 11:53 PM   #12
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Sorry july 10 was my bday, have been away! uncompiled, less than 5 megs. Im on my win xp now, have some virus issues, be back shortly. Ill get the exact file size asap.
 
  


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