why sudo?

James Gray james at grayonline.id.au
Tue Jun 28 05:15:48 UTC 2005


On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 02:08 pm, Chanchao wrote:
> Hello Fajar,
>
> Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 10:43:13 AM, you wrote:
>
> FP> 1. is it still possible to su-ing in ubuntu? how? I tried it but I
> can't.
>
> Other than just setting a root password and enabling the account, you
> can just run the root-terminal thingy?   That's what I do, I never use
> sudo..   Already too much typing as it is.

Yah, "sudo bash" vs "su -" is just such a hassle to get a root shell!  If 
you're going to argue the merits one way or the other, at least have some 
grasp of the subject matter that doesn't involve these lame "too much typing" 
arguments.

For the OP - there's been plenty of discussion in this forum about the reasons 
for not "having" a root account in Ubuntu and why this is a good thing(tm).  
Google and http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/ are your friends :)

Cheers,

James
-- 
I just got my PRINCE bumper sticker ... But now I can't remember WHO he is ...
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