The First Part

Every time I boot my Laptop I manually open Terminator with two tabs each having three horizontal terminals.

My Solution To The First Part

So far I have automated the First Part using the ~/.config/terminator/config file by creating the neccessary steps outlined in the answers of this post.

The Second Part

In the first tab in each of the horizontally split terminals, I manually execute the following steps to get a root shell:

1. sudo su -
2. Type my password

My Tryouts To Solve The Second Part

I know that in Terminator->Preferences->Layouts it is possbile to add a Custom Command to each Terminal.

My problem is I can't find the correct way to write the command down in such a fashion that Terminator ends up being in that root shell.

My attempts are manifold and are basically derived from something like this, sharing the property of not resulting in the outcome I would achieve by doing it manually:

echo "mypassword" |  sudo -S su - ;bash

Please no lectures about security.

  • Please don't use excessive formatting since it is distracting and makes your question harder to read.
    – terdon
    Jul 3, 2019 at 10:50
  • I think it makes it easier to read actually.
    – kiltek
    Jul 3, 2019 at 11:10


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