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authorRahiel Kasim <rahielkasim@gmail.com>2017-05-25 15:10:58 +0200
committerRahiel Kasim <rahielkasim@gmail.com>2017-05-25 15:10:58 +0200
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README: expand on firectl/firecfg differences
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@@ -33,13 +33,22 @@ enabled application and look for it in that terminal. Note that applications
launched from the terminal or from scripts will not be in a Firejail, unless
explicitly done so.
-# Alternative
+# Alternative: firecfg
Firectl was made before Firejail had its own tool for desktop integration.
Firejail 0.9.40+ ships with a tool called `firecfg`. Look at
the [Linux Mint Sandboxing Guide][] and the manual: `man firecfg` and decide if
you still need firectl or if firecfg is enough.
+For systems that do not run Debian or Ubuntu using `firecfg` is heavily
+recommended. For Debian/Ubuntu systems the desktop integration that firectl and
+firecfg offer are largely the same, with firecfg also automatically sandboxing
+programs started on the command-line (`firefox` is sandboxed but
+`/usr/bin/firefox` is not). Running `sudo firecfg` enables Firejail for all
+programs, individual programs can then be disabled by removing them from
+`/usr/local/bin`. Firectl provides a nice interface to enable/disable individual
[Linux Mint Sandboxing Guide]: https://firejail.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/linux-mint-sandboxing-guide/#launchers
# Debian/Ubuntu