Update to Terminal Activity

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Sat Jan 12 06:02:44 EST 2008

Have you talked with Eben about it?

When I'm not completely sure about how to add a new feature to the UI, I
use to explain him the problem. He uses to come up with solutions that
surprise me. And this in most of one occasion has saved me having to
reimplement the feature later. ;)


On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 01:27 -0600, Phil Bordelon wrote:
> Michael Stone and I added a 'become root' button to the Terminal
> tonight.  It is now part of Terminal-8.xo.
> This consists of two parts:
> * a new minimalist script, 'become_root', as part of olpc-utils;
> * the button in Terminal.
> The button is on the primary toolbar, with a new SVG created by
> Michael and tweaked a bit by me.  All it does is paste
> 'become_root\n' at the terminal; the become_root script then
> runs 'su -' or 'sudo' as appropriate.
> This is meant to help mitigate a major upcoming support issue:
> that of the flag-day switch between 'su -' and 'sudo' as the
> primary method of running privileged commands.
> We, of course, welcome any feedback on this additional feature.
> Phil B.
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