super user mode filemanager

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Thu Mar 6 13:19:40 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?
> requires a pretty good security check of
> fish though at a guess.

Hmm, I've never liked the idea of [fish/ssh]ing to localhost; doesn't that 
feel hackish to anyone else?

Would it be possible to create a lighter su:/ IO slave for this purpose?  
(Even if this was really just fish behind the scenes this would look nicer.)


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