Gtksu - what is it?
Simple its a simple replacement for gksu/ktsuss etc that allows
you to run a program with different privileges ( root etc ).
Although there are other programs of theis type most if not all
rely on polkit or have a large number of dependencies, apps like
ktsuss which this app was inspired by ( available
here:http://ktsuss.googlecode.com/files/ktsuss-2.tar.gz ), some
like ktsuss seem to have been abandoned ( last commit was 2011 ).
Also it seems that whenever polkit ( which is a nightmare! ) is
updated these programs break, so this is the result there are few
dependencies a reasonable recent gtk and glib and that's it.
Just run ./configure or ./autogen.sh from this folder then make
and sudo make install.
To install to ( say ) /usr instead of the default /usr/local, add
--prefix=/usr, --enable-ktsuss-link will as it says link ktsuss to
gtksu so that some programs that hard code the files think that
ktsuss is being used ( spacefm ).
You can also choose to build a QT5 version by adding --enable-qt5
to the configure command, the default is to build a gtk GUI.
gtksu [OPTION] [--] <command>
Run a command as another user
-u, --user USER
Runs the command as the given user
-m, --message MESG Change
default message in ktsuss window
If you need to add options use -- like so:
gtksu -u root -- terminal --hold -x ls -AF /
This programme has the potential to hose your system if used
unwisely, BE WARNED!
May present a security risk so use at your own risk.
Get it here:
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