Why use a virtual machine? **RESOLVED**

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 1 15:26:32 GMT 2008


Derek Broughton wrote:
> Donn wrote:
>
>   
>> On Monday, 01 December 2008 10:10:39 Steve Lamb wrote:
>>     
>>> I want more than the sudo -i provides.  So for me when I
>>> want root I tell it just that, root.
>>>       
>> I am sure there are plenty threads answering this... but .. what's the
>> essential difference between being 'su' and being 'sudo'?
>>     
>
> None.  Zero.  Zip. Nada.
>
> "sudo -i" gives you a login root shell.  Exactly what you would get if 
> you'd enabled the root account and logged in at a console prompt.
>
> What Steve wants is not "more than sudo -i", it's just the comfort of 
> the old blankie.
>   
Thankie for the blankie.  Derek. 



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