Matthew Flaschen wrote: > > You should not run GUI apps under a root shell. Do: > > sudo gedit > What is the difference between running "su - -c gedit" and "sudo gedit" - they both run gedit as with root permissions. The only difference I know about is that the first form runs with root's environment. (Like the -i option of sudo.) I would expect this to be marginally safer, as you know you are using root's path. > or better yet: > > sudoedit /etc/the_config.ext > This is much safer, and you can still use gedit as your editor if you want by setting the VISUAL or EDITOR environment variables. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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