Trouble Logging In as Root

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 10 01:58:40 UTC 2008


While I fully agree with this:

> Ignore the advice to set a root password. To do things that need root
> privileges, for example to install software, do:
> sudo apt-get install foo

_This_ is nuts:

> I keep a root shell open most of the time, which I get by doing:
> sudo -i

What do you possibly gain from using "sudo" when you keep yourself logged in
as root?

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