A simple script to give an `interactive' front-end to su.
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.
- -c <command>
The command to execute as a string. This option is mandatory.
- -p <user>
The name of the user to change to, instead of root.
The command is a X11 program that does not require a terminal.
This is to be used with menu entries that declare needs="X11".
Select the su-like program called by su-to-root -X.
Supported values are gksu, kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss,
sux, gksudo and kdesudo.
kde4su denotes the KDE4 version of kdesu.
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
Select the su-like program used in text mode.
Supported values are sudo, sux and su, the later being
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
su-to-root is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
(GPL 2.0 or greater).