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Is gksudo still in use or is it officially removed? It is still available in the Ubuntu tutorial: ( and what would be the replacement for it?

Also what did the gk part stand for? Graphical?


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

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marked as duplicate by Braiam, Aditya, Eric Carvalho, falconer, mikewhatever Jan 29 '14 at 20:35

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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… – 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

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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