[Portland] xdg-su syntax
waldo.bastian at intel.com
Mon Jul 10 22:11:07 PDT 2006
>> It was suggested to me that it would be better for xdg-su to follow
>> "sudo"-syntax rather than the "su -c" syntax because it has less
>> potential for getting the shell escaping wrong.
>> For illustration, to run "rpm -i '/tmp/some file'" as root the
>> syntax is:
>> xdg-su -c "rpm -i '/tmp/some file'"
>> The new proposed syntax would be:
>> xdg-su rpm -i "/tmp/some file"
>> The drawback seems to be that if you want to do a shell command like
>> "cd /tmp; rpm -i 'some file'" you will still end up with
>> xdg-su sh -c "cd /tmp; rpm -i 'some file'"
>Would this work as well?
> xdg-su "cd /tmp && rpm -i 'some file'"
That would need to be
xdg-su sh -c "cd /tmp && rpm -i 'some file'"
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