beesu man page
beesu — A wrapper for "su" that provides a graphical interface in Fedora.
beesu [-P] [-v] [-l] [-m] [-f] [-s] [-c] COMMAND ARGs ...
beesu is a wrapper around su(1) and works with consolehelper(8) in Fedora to provide a graphical interface like gksu.
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display the software version and exit
display the configuration file contents and exit
don't join ARGs together
- -, -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
beesu - 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.
The command name could be any command. Be careful to not type something that could wipe away your system.