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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 kdesu.

              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

              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