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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.
The command to execute as a string. This option is mandatory.
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 <email@example.com>
X11 support by Morten Brix Pedersen and Bill Allombert
update-menus(1), menufile(5), /usr/share/doc/menu/html