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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gksu (opensolaris section 1)

GKSU(1) 										  GKSU(1)

       gksu - a Gtk+ su frontend

       gksu [ options ] <command>
       gksudo [ options ] <command>

       This manual page documents briefly gksu and gksudo

       gksu  is  a  frontend to su and gksudo is a frontend to sudo.  Their primary purpose is to
       run graphical commands that need root without the need to run an X terminal  emulator  and
       using su directly.

       These  programs	follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.

   Common Options:
       --user <user>, -u <user>

	      Calls <command> as the specified user

       --message <message>, -m <message>

	      Replaces the standard message shown to ask for password for the argument passed  to
	      the option

       --sudo-mode, -S

	      Use  sudo  instead of su as backend authentication system. Notice that the X autho-
	      rization magic will not work when using sudo for target users other than root.

       --title <title>, -t <title>

	      Replaces the default title with the argument

       --icon <icon>, -i <icon>

	      Replaces the default window icon with the argument

       --print-pass, -p

	      Asks gksu to print the password to stdout, just like ssh-askpass. Useful to use  in
	      scripts with programs that accept receiving the password on stdin.

       --disable-grab, -g

	      Disables	the  "locking" of the keyboard, mouse, and focus done by the program when
	      asking for password

       --ssh-fwd, -s

	      Strip the host part of the $DISPLAY variable, so that GKSu will  work  on  SSH  X11

       --login, -l

	      Makes this a login shell. Beware this may cause problems with the Xauthority magic.
	      Run xhost to allow the target user to open windows on your display! This is ignored
	      if running with sudo as backend for authentication.

       --preserve-env, -k

	      Preserve the current environments, does not set $HOME nor $PATH, for example.

	      Configuration  file  to setup system-wide defaults for gksu/gksudo.  It provides an
	      option to force the display grabing, also.

       On success, gksu will return 0. If an authentication error  ocurred,  it  will  exit  with
       error  code  3. If the user canceled the dialog or closed the window, it will return error
       code 2. On other error conditions, gksu will return 1.

       Note that <command> and all its arguments should be passed as one single argument to  gksu
       just like one would to when using su.

       su(1), gksuexec(1).

       This  manual  page  was	written  by Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org> for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

					       2003					  GKSU(1)

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