Ubuntu :: Creating Desktop Shortcut With Root Permissions?

Oct 20, 2010

I am using Lubuntu 10.10 and have installed my application that I need. What I need is a link to the desktop that will execute the program from the /usr/share/test directory. When I execute the program I need to use "Sudo" in order to run in. how would I add a symbolic link the desktop with the appropriate permission to run the executable without compromising security. I tried everything but cannot get it to execute under ubuntu:

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Edit: The directory I want opens when I use the link

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May 1, 2010

I try to use rsync for backing up some directories and I have to following problem: some files have permissions that prevent me from running rsync under my own user id. So I run it under root using the option "-a" which according to the man page should preserve the permissions, owner and group information:

However, when I run this under root, the directories created in the backup location get user root and group root while ordinary files keep the original user and group. What am I missing here? How can I get rsync to preserve the user and groups for all files, including directories?

Here is a command to illustrate my problem
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If you try that and terminate with Ctrl-C after a few seconds, there will be a directory /tmp/youruser where the directories contained within are owned by root group root.

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Owner: Yann
Group: Yann

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(beesu:17788): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_x11_atom_to_xatom_for_display: assertion `atom != GDK_NONE' failed
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Jan 2, 2010

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I am attempting to recreate terminal commands with a Fedora desktop launcher shortcut to start x360mediaserve. The commands in the terminal work as below:


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