set up a root password

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Aug 8 18:46:00 UTC 2008

Joel Oliver wrote:

> OK, redirection is borked using sudo.

How so?  Of course, you can't do "sudo command >/root/file", but you can't
do that with "su", either.  I can't say I've tried to work around it, I
just use "sudo -i", but I'm sure it can be done with appropriate quoting.

> Now, I know redirection doesn't work, but unfortunately many bash
> scripters who assume you will run their script under root don't and I've

Hang on, that's just wrong.  If I'm going to run a _script_, redirection in
the script is working.

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