Running as root 6768 plus 1
Truthfully, I never thought of this. Using a CLI for untarring is a real pain. IMHO, both a CLI and a GUI have their advantages, depending on what you're trying to do, but in this case I prefer a GUI to avoid typing out long pathnames and worrying about the switches. I remember seeing a root file manager buried somewhere in my KDE menu, but never really thought much of it. Thanks.
Running as root 6770
begin oeprotect.scr If you're doing something every day, then you should be looking at programmes like cron to just automate it for you. GUIs are not good environments for handling...
Honestly, maybe Suse 10 just sucks at this. For me to be willing to run as a normal user, first, everything in a CLI would have to require just a sudo (which it basically does.) Second and more importantly, I must be able to do everything the GUI way just by entering my pbuttword and maybe starting a different instance of a program. As I said in an earlier post, Suse makes it a real pain to open up a graphical text editor in root mode.
The GUI aspect is where the problem really lies, and it is getting better. Face it, having to open up a terminal and sudo for something that would be fully GUIfied if running as root is simply not acceptable. In the end, I still say that ultimately the choice should rest with the user, without any undue influence from applications nagging, etc.