default root pwd for base system install?
tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au
Tue Jan 10 10:09:40 UTC 2006
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Ronny Haryanto wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 January 2006 13:08, William Grant wrote:
>> Adam Goodbar wrote:
>>> If you need a root shell, but dont want to login as root, you
>>> can use 'sudo bash' or 'sudo su' to start a shell with root
>>> privilages, even though you are logged in as your normal user.
>> sudo -i would do the same thing, and is the proper way.
> Hm, I thought it was 'sudo -s'?
sudo -s will give a shell with root privileges, but not a root shell.
It doesn't reset the environment variables, meaning that you are still
you, but with root privileges. sudo -i will give you a proper root
shell, like sudo bash or sudo su.
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