Being root

Fred Roller froller at
Wed Jun 24 11:11:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 12:19 +0200, Brummelen, M. van (ICT) wrote:
> Hi,
> try sudo su - if you really wanna be root :)
> Regards,
> Martijn van Brummelen
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: ubuntu-users-bounces at namens bill
> Verzonden: wo 24-6-2009 12:09
> Aan: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
> Onderwerp: Being root
> In unix I am used to logging on as root when I need to do a series of 
> administrative tasks, aware of the danger.
> New to linux, I haven't found a way of logging on as root or su'ing to 
> root. When I installed I did not enter a root password and that makes it 
> difficult to log in.
> How does one set the root password, or is this never done ?
> -- 
> Bill Drescher
> william {at} TechServSys {dot} com
Like you Bill I needed to be root to do a number of tasks.  For the
occasional odds and ends I just sudo the command
sudo [command]

but when there is a bit of work to be done as root then the safest
course is what Martijn suggested.

sudo su -

In this way your user password is all you need to remember and security
stays in place.

Fred R.

"Life is like Linux, simple.  If you are fighting it, you are doing
something wrong."

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