sudo for launching gui apps in background

gksudo gedit /etc/passwd &
Need package: gksu Note: Launching gui app in background that needs sudo, won't work great with our old friendly style of launching: sudo gedit /etc/passwd & because this would put sudo in background ! Using gksudo as demonstrated, would popup a gui sudo window. May be this is a common knowledge, but not knowing this frustrated me during my newbie year.

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By: b_t
2010-10-05 13:11:04

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Take advantage of the fact that sudo keeps you authenticated for ~15 minutes. sudo ls ; sudo gedit /etc/passwd &
aporter · 423 weeks ago

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