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Is gksudo still in use or is it officially removed? It is still available in the Ubuntu tutorial: (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/BashScripting) and what would be the replacement for it?

Also what did the gk part stand for? Graphical?

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gksudo was Removed a replacment for it would be sudo -i

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yes its still in use , just write gksudo in terminal. –  Sushantp606 Nov 26 '13 at 7:34
    
Which Ubuntu release are you using? –  Mitch Nov 26 '13 at 7:37
    
I am using OS X. I don't think that should be an issue, but i'm no expert. It says gksudo is an unrecognized command. Other threads I have come across said it was removed but may be reinstated. –  Alias7 Nov 26 '13 at 7:41
    
Take a look at askubuntu.com/questions/290810/… –  Mitch Nov 26 '13 at 7:44
    
Okay, so it's removal is indefinite. The tutorial should be fixed unless that is it's intent. Thanks for the help. –  Alias7 Nov 26 '13 at 7:48
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what does the gk part stand for:

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.Linux Dictionary V 0.16

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