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Old 12-15-2003, 11:29 PM   #1
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becoming root without re-login


I want to do some file permission stuff, such as edit fstab in KWrite, but i find i need to be root or SU to save due to file permissions.. Is there a way to become a SU without the need to log in as root?..

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Old 12-15-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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"man su"


if that doesn't help ask again... you could make a script to run only a certain command as root... among other things. but i'm guessing the su manpage and related pages will help..


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Old 12-16-2003, 01:27 AM   #3
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press Alt+F2
type:
kdesu konqueror
and hit ok. That should open up the file manager in super user mode.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 07:07 AM   #4
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Open a console, and type:
xhost +
su
<password>
kwrite filename
Then when you've finished editing:
exit
 
  


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