james at gray.net.au
Fri Dec 8 00:11:46 UTC 2006
On Thursday 07 December 2006 23:52, Henri Girard wrote:
> thanks too... because sudo is really crap :)
sudo, like many other tools has its place. However, on a single-user system
where the only user is also the administrator, I agree - sudo is pretty
pointless...but the same logic can be applied in that case for the existence
of a real root account being pointless too ("su -" versus "sudo -H -s"...both
of which can be aliased down to a single character if you want).
Where sudo comes into its own is when you have a shared system with multiple
admins. Not all admins were created equal (sadly) and you probably don't
want every admin having "full root" privileges. By using "sudo" the more
senior/experienced admins can limit the scope of the junior admins. Like I
said in the first paragraph, where there is only a single admin, the use of
sudo is more a religious argument than a practical one.
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