beesu (1) - Linux Man Pages
beesu: A wrapper for "su" that provides a graphical interface in Fedora.
NAMEbeesu - A wrapper for "su" that provides a graphical interface in Fedora.
SYNOPSISbeesu [-P] [-v] [-l] [-m] [-f] [-s] [-c] COMMAND ARGs ...
DESCRIPTIONbeesu is a wrapper around su(1) and works with consolehelper(8) in Fedora to provide a graphical interface like gksu.
- display the software version and exit
- display the configuration file contents and exit
- don't join ARGs together
- verbose output
- -, -l, --login
- make the shell a login shell
- -c COMMAND
- pass a single COMMAND to the shell with -c
- -f, --fast
- pass -f to the shell (for csh or tcsh)
- -m, --preserve-environment
- do not reset environment variables
- -s SHELL
EXAMPLESbeesu - nautilus
To start nautilus as root.
beesu -l -P whoami test
That will start whoami impersonating the user test (note that the root's password is asked, and not test's). Due to the -P switch, all parameters are directly passed to su(1). Therefore, the command to execute must be single or double quoted together with its arguments (but in this case there isn't anything to quote).
- This is the configuration file for beesu. This file allows you to restrict the usage of beesu to run only with a specified list of commands. This may prevent you to run commands that, because of your mistakes, can damage your system.
BUGSThe command name could be any command. Be careful to not type something that could wipe away your system.