set up a root password

John john at nosuitsit.com
Thu Aug 7 21:59:21 BST 2008


On Tuesday 05 August 2008 19:16:46 Jerry Gaiser wrote:
> One of the first things *I* do is give root a password.

Could someone who uses a root account give an actual example of where it is 
advantageous in comparision to using sudo?
Is it just down to keystrokes or is there another reason.

Just out of curiosity, what does sudo stand for? I have always assumed it was 
from "SuperUser do" but could it be from "Switch User (substitute user) do"

John



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