cookdav wrote:kmathern wrote:I think it depends on how inxi was originally installed whether you update it as root or as a regular user.anticapitalista wrote:You could also update with inxi -U ie no need to be root.
BTW no need to run inxi as root either.
If it was originally installed using Synaptic I think you would need to update it as root.
As it mentions in our wiki entry, it works best if EXECUTED as normal user.
[Some output doesn't get shown, relating to drivers, IIRC, when you run it as root.]
I wasn't talking about executing the command for it's information gathering purposes. For that you do need to run it as a regular user.
I was talking about it's -U update option.
If you installed inxi using the instructions from the wiki (or with Synaptic) you do need to update it as root.
here's a portion of inxi's -h help menu:
-h - this help menu.
-U Auto-update script. Note: if you installed as root, you
must be root to update, otherwise user is fine.
-V inxi version information. Prints information then exits.
-% Overrides defective or corrupted data.
-@ Triggers debugger output. Requires debugging level 1-10 (8-10 - logging).
8 - basic logging; 9 - full file/sys info logging; 10 - color logging.