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KDESU(1)		       KDE User's Manual		      KDESU(1)

       kdesu - Runs a program with elevated privileges

       kdesu [-c command] [-d] [-f file] [-i icon name]	[-n] [-p priority]
	     [-r] [-s] [-t] [-u	user] [--noignorebutton] [--attach winid]

       kdesu [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]

       KDE su is a graphical front end for the UNIX(R) su command for the K
       Desktop Environment. It allows you to run a program as different	user
       by supplying the	password for that user.	 KDE su	is an unprivileged
       program;	it uses	the system's su.

       KDE su has one additional feature: it can optionally remember passwords
       for you.	If you are using this feature, you only	need to	enter the
       password	once for each command.

       This program is meant to	be started from	the command line or from
       .desktop	files.

       Since kdesu is no longer	installed in
	$(kde4-config --prefix)/bin but	in kde4-config --path libexec and
       therefore not in	your Path, you have to use $(kde4-config --path
       libexec)kdesu to	launch kdesu.

       -c command
	   This	specifies the command to run as	root. It has to	be passed in
	   one argument. So if,	for example, you want to start a new file
	   manager, you	would enter at the prompt: $(kde4-config --path
	   libexec)kdesu -c  Dolphin

	   Show	debug information.

       -f file
	   This	option allow efficient use of KDE su in	.desktop files.	It
	   tells KDE su	to examine the file specified by file. If this file is
	   writable by the current user, KDE su	will execute the command as
	   the current user. If	it is not writable, the	command	is executed as
	   user	user (defaults to root).

	   file	is evaluated like this:	if file	starts with a /, it is taken
	   as an absolute filename. Otherwise, it is taken as the name of a
	   global KDE configuration file.

       -i icon name
	   Specify icon	to use in the password dialog. You may specify just
	   the name, without any extension.

	   Do not keep the password. This disables the keep password checkbox
	   in the password dialog.

       -p priority
	   Set priority	value. The priority is an arbitrary number between 0
	   and 100, where 100 means highest priority, and 0 means lowest. The
	   default is 50.

	   Use realtime	scheduling.

	   Stop	the kdesu daemon. This is the daemon that caches successful
	   passwords in	the background.	This feature may also be disabled with
	   -n when KDE su is initially run.

	   Enable terminal output. This	disables password keeping. This	is
	   largely for debugging purposes; if you want to run a	console	mode
	   app,	use the	standard su instead.

       -u  user
	   While the most common use for KDE su	is to run a command as the
	   superuser, you can supply any user name and the appropriate

	   Do not display an ignore button.

       --attach	 winid
	   Makes the dialog transient for an X app specified by	winid.


       More detailed user documentation	is available from help:/kdesu (either
       enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kdesu).

       Run kfmclient as	user jim, and show the Konqueror icon in the password

	   $(kde4-config --path	libexec)kdesu -u jim -i	konqueror kfmclient

       KDE su was written by Geert Jansen and Pietro Iglio

       Lauri Watts <>

K Desktop Environment		  2010-09-18			      KDESU(1)


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