for everyone whose sick of sudo read this

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Fri Jul 1 00:39:57 UTC 2005

Why not just using 'sudo -s'?


Ed Fletcher wrote:
> Chanchao wrote:
> ~ > I actually never understood this problem because in the Application
> | menu, under 'System Tools' there is "Root Terminal" is there not?  So I
> | don't understand everyone who says that root is disabled?  (Or perhaps I
> | enabled it early on without thinking and now I can't remember anymore..?)
> I've got this in my menu also so it must be there by default.
> | Also 'su' just works for me..  The only problem really is with the
> | regular windows where you move and copy files.  Because the whole
> | environemtn doesn't run as root this whole file management business is a
> | bit of a toy / joke really.
> Not sure if I understand you here.
> "sudo su" will give you root in a terminal without setting the root
> environment variables.  You will see that you are still in whatever
> directory you were in before.
> "sudo su -" will also give you root in a terminal but the environment
> variables are set and you will see that you are also placed in the /root
> directory, which is your home directory when root.
> "sudo nautilus" will give you a graphical file utility with root
> capabilities.  (Be very careful with this one.)
> Ed
> --
> Ed Fletcher
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> whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
> or the holy name of liberty or democracy?  -  Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


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