root password

Ulf Rompe Ulf.Rompe at
Tue Aug 21 07:42:17 UTC 2007

Am Montag, den 20.08.2007, 23:57 -0400 schrieb Alex Janssen:
> I see in the manual for su that -l yields a login environment for
> root.  
> -i will yield an error message.
> Try  "sudo su -l".

Just use "sudo -i" without further arguments. From the sudo man page:

       -i  The -i (simulate initial login) option runs the
           shell specified in the passwd(5) entry of the user
           that the command is being run as.  The command name
           argument given to the shell begins with a - to tell
           the shell to run as a login shell.  sudo attempts to
           change to that user’s home directory before running
           the shell.  It also initializes the environment,
           leaving TERM unchanged, setting HOME, SHELL, USER,
           LOGNAME, and PATH, and unsetting all other environ‐
           ment variables.  Note that because the shell to use
           is determined before the sudoers file is parsed, a
           runas_default setting in sudoers will specify the
           user to run the shell as but will not affect which
           shell is actually run.

[x] ulf 

STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS.

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