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 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 <jansen@kde.org> and Pietro Iglio


   Lauri Watts <lauri@kde.org>


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