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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
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post #2701 of 7733
Quote:
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I know what it is - I don't think it's relevant to the discussion, unless I missed something.
gedit is a graphic application. Therefore you need gksudo.
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post #2702 of 7733
You guys were talking about why you shouldn't use sudo for gedit on files in ~. Which is true in more than one way, you don't need root privs (and therefore don't want to use them) for files in ~, and you don't want to use sudo for applications that use X.
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post #2703 of 7733
I didn't know gksudo did all that; I always assumed it was just sudo with a graphical input box for the password. I rarely use it though, so I'm not surprised I didn't know that.
post #2704 of 7733
Enough off of this.
I'll just " nano .conkyrc " from now on.
post #2705 of 7733
*sudo nano .conkyrc
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post #2706 of 7733
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*sudo nano .conkyrc
Dotfiles are usually in your home dir, so no sudo needed there
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post #2707 of 7733
True....
Crontab too? I had to sudo nano there.
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post #2708 of 7733
Don't sudo nano on crontab. Use crontab -e.
Set the EDITOR variable if you want to use something else than vi.
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post #2709 of 7733
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
True....
Crontab too? I had to sudo nano there.
Unless you want what your scheduling to run as root (if it doesn't need to be run by root, you don't want to for security reasons), you don't want to use sudo for it. Like gonX said, if you want to change your default EDITOR environment variable you can with

Code:
$ export EDITOR="nano"
I'd suggest throwing the above in your .bashrc (or whatever shell you use) so that it loads every time.
post #2710 of 7733
You can also do it inline with the command that you want to run:

Code:
$ EDITOR=nano crontab -e
    
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