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NAME

       kdesu - Runs a program with elevated privileges

SYNOPSIS

       kdesu [-c] [-d] [-f file] [-i icon name] [-n] [-p priority] [-r] [-s]
             [-t] [-u user] [--nonewdcop] [command [arg1] [arg2] [...]]

       kdesu [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]

DESCRIPTION

       KDE su is a graphical front end for the UNIX®  su  command  for  the  K
       Desktop  Environment.  It allows you to run a program as different user
       by supplying the password for that user.  KDE  su  is  an  unprivileged
       program; it uses the system’s su.

       KDE su has one additional feature: it can optionally remember passwords
       for you. If you are using this feature, you  only  need  to  enter  the
       password once for each command.

       This  program  is  meant  to  be  started from the command line or from
       .desktop files.

OPTIONS

       -c program
              This specifies the program to run as root. It has to  be  passed
              in  one  argument.  So  if, for example, you want to start a new
              file manager, you would enter at the prompt: kdesu -c kfm -sw

       -d     Show debug information.

       -f file
              This option allow efficient use of KDE su in .desktop files.  It
              tells KDE su to examine the file specified by file. If this file
              is writable by the current user, KDE su will execute the command
              as  the  current  user.  If  it  is not writable, the command is
              executed as user user (defaults to root).

              file is evaluated like this: if file starts  with  a  /,  it  is
              taken  as  an  absolute  filename. Otherwise, it is taken as the
              name of  a  global  KDE  configuration  file.  For  example:  to
              configure  the  K display manager, kdm, you could issue kdesu -c
              kdmconfig -f kdmrc

       -i icon name
              Specify icon to use in the password dialog. You may specify just
              the name, without any extension.

       -n     Do  not  keep  the  password.  This  disables  the keep password
              checkbox in the password dialog.

       -p priority
              Set priority value. The priority is an arbitrary number  between
              0 and 100, where 100 means highest priority, and 0 means lowest.
              The default is 50.

       -r     Use realtime scheduling.

       -s     Stop the kdesu daemon. This is the daemon that caches successful
              passwords  in  the background. This feature may also be disabled
              with -n when KDE su is initially run.

       -t     Enable terminal output. This disables password keeping. This  is
              largely  for  debugging  purposes;  if you want to run a console
              mode app, use the standard su instead.

       -u  user
              While the most common use for KDE su is to run a command as  the
              superuser,  you  can  supply  any  user name and the appropriate
              password.

SEE ALSO

       su(1)

       More detailed user documentation is available from help:/kdesu  (either
       enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kdesu).

EXAMPLES

       Run  kfmclient as user jim, and show the Konqueror icon in the password
       dialog:

              kdesu -u jim -i konqueror kfmclient

AUTHORS

       KDE su was written by Geert Jansen  <jansen@kde.org> and  Pietro  Iglio
       <iglio@fub.it>.

AUTHOR

       Lauri Watts.