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Old 09-17-2003, 04:45 AM   #1
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Using Kate editor as root?

Okay, I know it is not good practice to login as root. So I often "su" when I use a terminal program. However, let's say I want to use the "Kate" editor to edit a config file... Is there a way to open the file and make changes in "Kate" as root even though I am logged in as a "regular" user?
Old 09-17-2003, 04:55 AM   #2
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Yes you can:[list=1][*]Open an xterm[*]type su -[*]enter root password[*]type kate filename[/list=1]
It works because I just tried it
Old 09-17-2003, 05:02 AM   #3
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Excellent, thanks for the quick reply!
Old 09-18-2003, 05:40 AM   #4
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You can also try
su -c "kate filename &"
In that case you'll have to enter root pssd. After you finish your job with kate the super user mode will be terminated, and you'll have a regular user permissions in the console.


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