gnome terminal

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 19:36:21 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:18:55AM +0000, George Barnett wrote:
> To execute a command as root, run "sudo <command>" and enter your password.
> Is this really needed?
> Think from a new user perspective:
> - what is root?
> - what is sudo?
> - why would I want to run things as root?
> - maybe I should run everything as root!

New users don't go in search of a command line interface.

Users who do use a command line interface come from other Unix-like systems,
and expect to be able to gain root privileges for administrative tasks.

 - mdz

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