Root! Root! Root!

russell cook ruscook_oz at
Tue Mar 15 08:36:30 UTC 2005

I prefer a working root account for when I run multiple commands or am
debugging problems, but am happy with sudo for scripts and single
commands. I agree tab completion is great. When I remember (not always),
I type the command and command line first (so I can use some of bash's
features) then hit the home key to go to the start of the line and type
in sudo. Not an elegant solution but a workaround.

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 09:24 +0800, Senectus . wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:21:17 -0500, Xian <ulist at> wrote:
> > 
> > Try this from a normal terminal session:
> > 
> > # sudo passwd
> > 
> I have to say, one of the biggest reasons I don't like using sudo is
> that tab completion for bin files doesn't work..
> ie 
> sudo apt-g then hit the tab key will not complete the command.
> unlike running the following as root:
> apt-g then hit the tab key...
> -- 
> Ubuntu Warty 4.10 (desktop)
> and Hoary 5.04 (Laptop) (kernel 2.6.10-25 686)

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