Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Fri Mar 13 22:06:28 UTC 2009
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.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
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