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       su-to-root  - A simple script to give an `interactive' front-end to su.
       It can be used in menu entry commands to ask for the root password


       su-to-root [-X] [-p <user>] -c <command>


       Most menu entries simply start an editor or a  game  or  whatever.  But
       some  menu  entries  would  like to give the user the ability to change
       important  settings  in  the  system,  that  require  root  privileges.
       su-to-root can be used to ask for the root password.


       -c <command>
              The command to execute as a string. This option is mandatory.

       -p <user>
              The name of the user to change to, instead of root.

       -X     The  command  is a X11 program that does not require a terminal.
              This is to be used with menu entries that declare needs="X11".


              Select the su-like program called by su-to-root  -X.   Supported
              values are gksu, kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss,
               sux,  gksudo  and  kdesudo.  kde4su denotes the KDE4 version of

              When this variable is not set su-to-root will currently  try  to
              use  gksu,  kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss, sux and the built-in code, in
              that order with the exception that under a  KDE  session,  kdesu
              and kde4su are prefered over gksu.

              The  exact  set of programs to try and their order is subject to
              change without notice.

              Select the su-like program used in text mode.  Supported  values
              are  sudo,  sux  and  su,  the first being the default in Ubuntu
              (configured in /etc/su-to-rootrc).



              su-to-root will source these files at  startup  in  this  order.
              This  lets you define and modify the environment variables above
              without restarting your X session.


       su-to-root is distributed under the GNU General Public  License.   (GPL
       2.0 or greater).


       Joost Witteveen <>

       X11    support   by   Morten   Brix   Pedersen   and   Bill   Allombert


       update-menus(1), menufile(5), /usr/share/doc/menu/html