Name

xdg-su — run a program as root after prompting for the root password

Synopsis

xdg-su [-u user] -c command

xdg-su { --help | --manual | --version }

Description

xdg-su provides a graphical dialog that prompts the user for a password to run command as user or as root if no user was specified.

xdg-su is for use inside a desktop session only.

Options

-u user
run command as user. The default is to run as root.
--help
Show command synopsis.
--manual
Show this manualpage.
--version
Show the xdg-utils version information.

Exit Codes

An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes can be returned:

1
Error in command line syntax.
2
One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.
3
A required tool could not be found.
4
The action failed.

See Also

su(1)

Examples

xdg-su -u root -c "/opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI --install fast"

Runs the /opt/shinythings/bin/install-GUI command with root permissions.