|su-to-root(1)||Debian GNU/Linux manual||su-to-root(1)|
su-to-root - A simple script to give an `interactive' front-end to su. It can be used in menu entry commands to ask for the root password
su-to-root [-X] [-p <user>] -c <command>
Most menu entries simply start an editor or a game or whatever. But some menu entries would like to give the user the ability to change important settings in the system, that require root privileges. su-to-root can be used to ask for the root password.
- Select the su-like program called by su-to-root -X. Supported
values are gksu, kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss,
sux, sudo-askpass, gksudo and kdesudo. kde4su denotes the KDE4 version of kdesu. sudo-askpass require ssh-askpass to be installed.
- When this variable is not set su-to-root will currently try to use gksu, kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss, sux and the built-in code, in that order with the exception that under a KDE session, kdesu and kde4su are prefered over gksu.
- The exact set of programs to try and their order is subject to change without notice.
- Select the su-like program used in text mode. Supported values are sudo, sux and su, the later being the default.
- su-to-root will source these files at startup in this order. This lets you define and modify the environment variables above without restarting your X session.
su-to-root is distributed under the GNU General Public License. (GPL 2.0 or greater).
Joost Witteveen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
X11 support by Morten Brix Pedersen and Bill Allombert <email@example.com>
|20 October 1998||Debian Project|