kdesudo - a sudo frontend for KDE
kdesudo [ Generic-options ] [ kdesudo-options ]
kdesudo is a frontend for sudo for the KDE desktop.
OPTIONS --help Show help about options
Show Qt specific options
Show KDE specific options
Show all options
Show author information
Show version information
Show license information
-- Indicates end of options
-c << command >>
Specifies the command to run
-u << user >>
Specifies the target uid [default is root]
-n Do not keep password
-s Forgets all passwords
-p << priority >>
Set priority value: between 0 and 100, 0 is lowest [default is 50]
Let command use existing dcopserver
--comment << comment >>
Comment to display in the dialog box
Do not display << ignore >> button
--attach << window_id >>
Makes the dialog transient for an X app specified by winid
-i << icon_name >>
Specify icon to use in the password dialog
-d Do not show the command to be run in the dialog
-r Use realtime scheduling
-f << file >>
Use target UID if << file >> is not writeable
-t Enable terminal output (no password keeping)
-u Sets a runas user
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kdesu - Runs a program with elevated privileges
kdesu [-c] [-d] [-f file] [-i icon name] [-n] [-p priority] [-r] [-s] [-t] [-u user] [--nonewdcop] [command [arg1] [arg2] [...]]
kdesu [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]
KDE su is a graphical front end for the UNIX(R) su command for the K Desktop Environment. It allows you to run a program as different user
by supplying the password for that user. KDE su is an unprivileged program; it uses the system's su.
KDE su has one additional feature: it can optionally remember passwords for you. If you are using this feature, you only need to enter the
password once for each command.
This program is meant to be started from the command line or from .desktop files.
OPTIONS -c program
This specifies the program to run as root. It has to be passed in one argument. So if, for example, you want to start a new file
manager, you would enter at the prompt: kdesu -c kfm -sw
-d Show debug information.
This option allow efficient use of KDE su in .desktop files. It tells KDE su to examine the file specified by file. If this file is
writable by the current user, KDE su will execute the command as the current user. If it is not writable, the command is executed as
user user (defaults to root).
file is evaluated like this: if file starts with a /, it is taken as an absolute filename. Otherwise, it is taken as the name of a
global KDE configuration file. For example: to configure the K display manager, kdm, you could issue kdesu -c kdmconfig -f kdmrc
-i icon name
Specify icon to use in the password dialog. You may specify just the name, without any extension.
-n Do not keep the password. This disables the keep password checkbox in the password dialog.
Set priority value. The priority is an arbitrary number between 0 and 100, where 100 means highest priority, and 0 means lowest. The
default is 50.
-r Use realtime scheduling.
-s Stop the kdesu daemon. This is the daemon that caches successful passwords in the background. This feature may also be disabled with
-n when KDE su is initially run.
-t Enable terminal output. This disables password keeping. This is largely for debugging purposes; if you want to run a console mode
app, use the standard su instead.
While the most common use for KDE su is to run a command as the superuser, you can supply any user name and the appropriate pass-
SEE ALSO su(1)
More detailed user documentation is available from help:/kdesu (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kdesu).
Run kfmclient as user jim, and show the Konqueror icon in the password dialog:
kdesu -u jim -i konqueror kfmclient
KDE su was written by Geert Jansen <email@example.com> and Pietro Iglio <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
K Desktop Environment Jun 7, 2005 KDESU(1)