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Old 11-19-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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Can you su and enter pass in same command


I'm writing I guess what's called a script for system menus in KDE so that I can right click a tarball and have it do it's thing so I don't have to type in all the commands to install. I know that installs can be different from program to program but I havn't seen a ton so I'm willing to use this and go do it the manual way if this doesn't work for a install file

anyways, here's my systemMenu file. It has problems and since I don't really know what I'm doing I could use some general help with it.
[Desktop Entry]
ServiceTypes=application/x-tgz
Actions=install
[Desktop Action install]
Name=Basic Install
Icon=ark
Exec=tar zxf %u
Exec=cd ./%u
Exec=make
Exec=su
Exec=make install
Exec=rm -r %u


I havn't gotten it to work because I can't su and make it install to check it. Oh, and at the end when I tell it to remove the directory can someone tell me if that is correct or not, because I have never used rm before.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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Us the command:

sudo


Stands for "Super User Do". It is used most often to execute a single command as root.

man sudo

Should be able to help you with everything you need. It takes a little bit of configuration, but I have a feeling you can handle it.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Heard of that before but I figured it was just another form of su.....and I learn that it is one of the coolest programs I have used....it was really nice to think of the possibilities for it in a office.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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Absolutely, no doubt. I used to use it to set literally dozens of levels of permission for dozens of different users on certain servers at work...

I never su or login as root. I always "sudo" everything.
 
  


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