Running avrdude from eclipse under linux

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When I run avrdude under linux to program through my USBTiny device, it needs to run with superuser privileges (don't know why). Running from the command line is fine if I use sudo, but I hadn't been able to figure out how to tell avr-eclipse to do the same. The solution that I use is to rename /usr/bin/avrdude to something like /usr/bin/true-avrdude and create a script under the name /usr/bin/avrdude with the following content:

gksudo --user root -- true-avrdude $@

Don't forget to sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/true-avrdude after creating the file.