TDESudo – sudo frontend
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<!ENTITY tdesudo '<application>tdesudo</application>'>
<!ENTITY kappname "&tdesudo;">
<!ENTITY package "tdebase">
<!ENTITY % addindex "IGNORE">
<!ENTITY % English "INCLUDE" > <!-- change language only here -->
<book lang="&language;">
<title>The &tdesudo; handbook</title>
<holder>Robert Gruber</holder>
<abstract><para>&tdesudo; is a graphical front end for the
<command>sudo</command> command.</para></abstract>
<chapter id="introduction">
<para>Welcome to &tdesudo;! &tdesudo; is a graphical front end for the
<command>su</command> command for the Trinity Desktop Environment.
It allows you to run a program as different user if the sys admin allows
it. &tdesudo; is an unprivileged program; it uses
the system's <command>sudo</command> command.</para>
<para>This program is meant to be started from the command line or
from <filename>.desktop</filename> files.</para>
<chapter id="using-tdesu">
<title>Using &tdesudo;</title>
<para>Usage of &tdesudo; is easy. The syntax is like this:</para>
<arg>-u <replaceable>RUNAS</replaceable></arg>
<para>The command line options are explained below.</para>
<listitem><para>This is the command that <command>sudo</command> will execute.</para></listitem>
<term><option>-u <replaceable>RUNAS</replaceable></option></term>
<listitem><para>This option allow to run COMMAND as a different user which
is specified at RUNAS</para></listitem>
<chapter id="Author">
<para>Copyright 2003 Robert Gruber</para>
&tdesudo; is part of the TDE project, for bug reports, please, report them to
the Trinity developpers.
<appendix id="installation">
<sect1 id="downloading">
The source code is available at <ulink url=""></ulink> .
<sect1 id="compiling">
In order to compile and install &tdesudo; on your system, you will need cmake.
<screen width="40">
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>mkdir -p build</userinput>
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>cd build</userinput>
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>cmake ..</userinput>
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>make install</userinput>
For further instructions, please, read the INSTALL file.