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xdg-su(1)

This is release 0.5 of the xdg
05/23/2018

xdg-su

Run a program as root with the most environment appropriate available graphical authentication agent

xdg-utils

Command line tools that assist applications with a variety of desktop integration tasks

NAME

xdg-su - run a GUI program as root after prompting for the root password

SYNOPSIS

xdg-su [-u user] -c command
xdg-su {--help | --manual | --version}

DESCRIPTION

xdg-su provides a graphical dialog that prompts the user for a password to run command as user or as root if no user was specified.
xdg-su is for use inside a desktop session only.
xdg-su discards any stdout and stderr output from command.

OPTIONS

-u user
run command as user. The default is to run as root.
--help
Show command synopsis.
--manual
Show this manual page.
--version
Show the xdg-utils version information.

EXIT CODES

An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes can be returned:
1
Error in command line syntax.
2
One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.
3
A required tool could not be found.
4
The action failed.

SEE ALSO

EXAMPLES

xdg-su -u root -c "/opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI --install fast"
Runs the /opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI command with root permissions.

AUTHORS

Kevin Krammer
Author.
Jeremy White
Author.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006
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