Sudo and other ways to avoid root!

    Date12 Dec 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    This article discusses how to use su and sudo. "When I first had my own Linux system, I learned early that most of the system setup tasks I need to do had to be done as root. Isn't it easier to . . . This article discusses how to use su and sudo. "When I first had my own Linux system, I learned early that most of the system setup tasks I need to do had to be done as root. Isn't it easier to log in as root and do all my work that way? It certainly was, and for a few months, I did exactly that. The problem was that I didn't know how to efficiently perform tasks as root without logging out and logging back in - ugh! Well, I've been using Linux for seven years and I've got a few techniques that I'd like to share. "
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