sudo functionality and security

Juan Carlos Torres carlosdgtorres at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 01:21:48 BST 2007


On Tuesday 05 June 2007, Greg Booth wrote:
> Hi all.I was wondering if anyone had any specific reason we should use sudo
> instead of actually switching to root.Does not removing all files starting
> at / work the same doing it as root or using sudo ?What's the reasoning
> behind putting a layer between the user and root ?I've never understood it
> and really never used it. I prefer commandline, and detest typing sudo in
> front of everything I'm doing.Greg Booth

Some useful reading at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo



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