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Old 05-31-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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Using Xdialog to su

This probably gets asked all the time, but how can I write a shell script that creates an X window (using Xdialog) to prompt for the root password so that the rest of the script can be run as root?
su -
requires TTY (I'm not even sure what that means)
Old 05-31-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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why dont you use gksu or kdesu read up on sudo


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