XDG\-SU

Section: xdg-su Manual (1)
Updated: 12/10/2011
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NAME

xdg-su - run a GUI program as root after prompting for the root password  

SYNOPSIS

xdg-su [-s] [-x] user command
xdg-su {--help | --manual | --version}
 

DESCRIPTION

xdg-su provides a graphical dialog that prompts the user for a password to run command as user or as root if no user was specified.

xdg-su is for use inside a desktop session only.

xdg-su discards any stdout and stderr output from command.

You can create an empty "xdg-sudo" file in /etc to use sudo as default to override default "su" mechanism and can avoid using "-s" option.  

OPTIONS

user

run command as user. The default is to run as root.

-s

run command via sudo

-x

run command via su. If sudo is default.

--help

Show command synopsis.

--manual

Show this manualpage.

--version

Show the xdg-utils version information.
 

EXIT CODES

An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes can be returned:

1

Error in command line syntax.

2

One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.

3

A required tool could not be found.

4

The action failed.
 

SEE ALSO

su(1)

sudo()  

EXAMPLES

xdg-su -s user -c "/opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI --install fast"

Runs the /opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI command as "user" via sudo.  

AUTHORS

Kevin Krammer

Author.

Jeremy White

Author.

Atilla ÖNTA┼×

Author.
 

COPYRIGHT


Copyright © 2011


 

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