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Re: Shell confusion



Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> You should not run GUI apps under a root shell.  Do:
> 
> sudo gedit
> 
> or better yet:
> 
> sudoedit /etc/the_config.ext

May I suggest:
gedit sftp://root localhost/etc/foo.conf
as an alternative? :-)

Of course this only works if you have sshd running, but it avoids running
the whole GUI app as root.

That works with all editors using gio/gvfs or the old gnome-vfs (e.g. gedit)
or KIO (KWrite, Kate etc.).

        Kevin Kofler


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