On-the-fly process capability changer

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Did you ever work on a config file for over 5 minutes just to discover on saving that you forget to sudo the editor? Rootforce solves this problem, as it (metaphorically) allows to create a big red sudo button which gives the running editor the permissions it needs. In fact it’s built to be called by a hotkey daemon like the one built into KDE to change the capabilities of a running process.

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  • Changes process privileges on-the-fly
  • Designed to be called by hotkey daemons

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English, German

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators

User Interface

Command-line, X Window System (X11)

Programming Language

C, Python


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