Re: GMC and Root Access [suggestion]
- From: Martin Baulig <martin home-of-linux org>
- To: "Jesse D. Sightler" <jsight pair com>
- Cc: James Green <gnome cyberstorm demon co uk>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GMC and Root Access [suggestion]
- Date: 11 Jun 1999 11:26:06 +0200
"Jesse D. Sightler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> James Green wrote:
> > In the last two days I have had the need to use GMC. Firstly, a bug
> > report:
> > I have a series of files stored on a DOS partition written to by NT4. As
> > NT4 uses long filenames, all is well with GMC and the cmd line 'rm'
> > commands until either comes across a file beginning '- ' (dash space blah)
> > at which point GMC reports a permissions error occured (run as root) while
> > 'rm' says no arguement allowed or something. NOTE that MC correctly
> > manages to delete the file, GMC and 'rm' don't.
> Hehe, yet another reason to never run GMC as root. I'd hate to see what
> would happen if trying to delete a file starting with "-Rf /". :)
And where exactly is the problem ?
rm -f -- '-Rf /'
is your friend.
> > OK, now the suggestion. In the above instance, and in the current instance
> > (I need to install an RPM from the RH disk) gmc needs to be run as root.
> > Rather than me having to open an rxvt, su root <password> and run gmc
> > (which gives the following error btw:
> Yeah, there ought to be a way to temporarily switch to root mode. I
> would certainly consider it useful.
> Jesse D. Sightler
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