[ubuntu-uk] Creating 'root' account. (sudo, audit trails)

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sun Aug 5 11:25:02 BST 2007

On Sat, 4 Aug 2007, Andrew Jenkins wrote:
> For now though I consider playing around as 'root' while being 'under
> the influence' as bad as driving so I'll leave well alone.

Exact logging is *precisely* why 'sudo' exists.  In the morning you do:

  sudo grep '[s]udo' /var/log/auth.log

and find out what you did the night before.  'su' won't give you a list...

Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three.   Helsinki, FI

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