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Definition: gksu: Gtk+ Frontend to su and sudo gksu is a Gtk+ frontend to /bin/su. It supports login shells and preserving environment when acting as a su frontend. It is useful to menu items or other graphical programs that need to ask a user's password to run another program as another user. gksu can also act as a frontend to sudo. It installs a link /usr/bin/ gksudo, which you can call to use this feature. When using sudo, gksudo respects /etc/sudoers definitions.

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Source: Debian 3.0r0 APT / Linux Dictionary V 0.16
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/html/index.html
Author: Binh Nguyen linuxfilesystem(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au
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