Setting the root password, (bash_completion <-> sudo)

Paul Sladen sounder at
Fri Sep 17 16:02:47 UTC 2004

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Tristan Rhodes wrote:
> > I suppose he's talking about bash autocompletion feature, if you want to
> > execute root commands with sudo

I have bash_completion turned on for sudo and the like;  it completes on the
basis of /sbin/:/usb/sbin:/usr/local/sbin (the path that you would have
setup if you were root) and exactly like you'd expect.  If bash_completion
isn't on by default it would probably be worth enabling /just/ the sudo
specific code to keep people happy and comfortable using sudo.

> sudo su -
> Then Bash auto-completion works with the right path.

Unfortunately, this loses most the advantages of using sudo... :-(

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