root password

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Aug 21 21:44:17 UTC 2007

Adam Funk wrote:

> On 2007-08-21, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Adam Funk wrote:
>>> What are the practical differences between `sudo -s` and `sudo su -i`?
>> "sudo -s" works :-)
> It's the only one of the two I've tried.
>> More to the point, iirc, "su" runs the shell specified in /etc/passwd,
>> whereas "sudo -s" runs the shell specified in the command line.
> Looking at man su, I don't see a -i option --- was that a typo for -l
> and is that what's so funny?

Precisely.  Someone recommended the OP do "sudo su -i" - but that won't
work, because -i is a sudo option, not a su option.

"sudo -i" is the "proper" way to get a root login.

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