super user mode filemanager

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Thu Mar 6 11:36:23 GMT 2003

On Thursday 06 March 2003 10:10, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> hiya all,
> just noticed in the kmenu that you can
> open a root started filemanager. not
> only is this slow due to the need to
> start up a thousand and one things as
> root, but also, its imo a really ugly
> way of doing it.
> so,
> how about a fish:/root at localhost instead?

Sounds like exactly the right approach.

> requires a pretty good security check of
> fish though at a guess.

Yes, but it isn't running with an awefull lot of privs of itself, so it isn't 
nearly as bad as a suid app.

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