why sudo?

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at saudi.net.sa
Tue Jun 28 06:13:18 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 07:10 +0200, Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 of June 2005 07:00, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY wrote:
> > You don't need to set the root password.  Just use “sudo -H -s”.
>  Correct me, if I'm wrong, but that's a sudo call that would call a root shell 
> in root's home. Not exaclly ,,enabling root''. Same thing as su - but you 
> could not login as root untill password is set.
True.  The question, though, is why enable root account in the first
place when you could do everything with “sudo”?  And, in the very rare
occasions when working with a lot of super-user stuff, you could use
“sudo -H -s”?

Besides, I just want to share something that I thought you all would be
interested to know.  I didn't want to by a picky or a jerk.

Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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