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Hi Karl;

On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 06:57 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Hi William,
> 
>     Please read info su and you will see that it with the proper things 
> will switch you to almost anything.
> 

Yes, I know that.  But I wanted to set some of my admin/system launchers
so that some of my users have access to some of admin/system programs
while others don't, without having to give out the root password to
anyone.  su is an all or nothing proposition.  I presume that was why
sudo was invented.

> 
> 
> William Case wrote:
> > Hi;
> >
> > I originally asked this question on the Gnome list and got this quoted
> > response:
> >
> >   
> >>> Is there a relatively simple way to change admin/system programs
> >>>       
> > called
> >   
> >>> by gnome launchers so that they ask for / accept the users password
> >>>       
> > and
> >   
> >>> the sudoers file and configuration instead of only the root
> >>>       
> > password?
> >   
> >> I think that's distribution specific.  Fedora, for example, asks for
> >> the root password (or at least it did up to FC5, the last one I used).
> >>  Ubuntu asks for the user's password.  I believe the app used is
> >> gksu(do).
> >>
> >>     
> > I have just done a clean Fedora 7 install, replacing FC6.  I'll ask on
> > the Fedora list.
> >
> > So, I am asking.  Can I change the su launcher gizmo to a sudo qizmo
> > with out ripping things apart?  e.g. change something in the launcher
> > command line?
> >   
> 
-- 
Regards Bill


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