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Old 05-31-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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Should I use sudo or kdesu ?

Hello people...

I'm developing an application that use some services that are restrictred configuration for root. But I need to get root access to modify them.
What should I do ? Use sudo or kdesu ? There is something similar for gnome and others ? I think that something just for kde it's a bad choice.

And someone can tell me how sudo works ?

Thanks a lot
Old 05-31-2004, 02:48 AM   #2
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I'd say go with sudo or the like.. something that only works with KDE would be bad if you want the application to work in a non-KDE environment..

sudo is a way to give users root only access without giving root access directly, with root's password, etc.

man sudo for more details.
Old 06-03-2004, 07:24 PM   #3
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I'm trying to do a sudo like this
sudo -u root iptables [chain]
And then... I receive a message telling "command not found". What should I do ?

Thanks a lot...
Old 09-26-2004, 05:15 AM   #4
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Try "which sudo" at the command prompt to see if the sudo command is in your PATH variable. For FC2, it is "/usr/bin/sudo
" . If it isn't in your path, you can add it to the path, or type out the entire path to the command when you wish to run it.


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