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    Run applications as sudo without command line


    Hi,

    Is there a way to run programs from an icon as sudo?

    Basically i have vmware workstation installed in ubuntu, it works fine if i type sudo vmware from the terminal then enter my password, but is there a way to always run this as sudo without having to type my password - ie launch it straight from the menu / icon

    thanks

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    It sounds like you need gksu vmware (but you will still need your password)
    If you are using KUbuntu I believe the equivalent id kdesu vmware
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    thats great...i don't mind about the password...do i just create a launcher to gksu vmware?

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    Use nopasswd in sudoer file using visudo command ... example
    Code:
    denis_cooper  ALL=NOPASSWD:  /bin/cat
    you should find
    Code:
    man sudoers
    will provide most of the options you need

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