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Old 05-21-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
PapaSmurf88
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Stupid Newbie Questions


I've got a couple stupid questions here

1. Can I and How do I log into root in the GUI mode.

2. Is there anyway to remove a folder and its contents in the terminal without having to go into the folder and deleat every file individually with
Code:
 rm filename
If you could answer these questions for me I would appreciate it very much thanks in advance for all your help.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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Oops my bad guys I guess I should let you know what distro Im useing. Im using Mandriva 2005 LE
 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:32 AM   #3
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1) When you're at the login manager go "System" >> "Configure the login manager" >> enter root password >> somewhere you'll find "Allow root to login"

2) rm -fdr directory

Greetz, Boby!
 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: stupid newbie questions

I wanted to say,
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people;~)

rm -rf directory

works to remove all directories and their contents. Rather than log into the GUI as root I would like to suggest launching applications with root priviliges from the Konsole. For example if you want to edit files with Kate: open a terminal, su to root and type Kate.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: Re: stupid newbie questions

Quote:
Originally posted by warpengi
I wanted to say,
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people;~)
Then I must fall into the stupid ppl catagory lol

Thanks for your help guys
 
  


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