sudo versus #
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Thu Feb 11 08:55:27 UTC 2010
> > From MY perspective, the key thing YOU seem to miss is that I have
> > TWO passwds, and I think that is the way it should be and want it
> > and it is bothering me that Ubuntu says I should have one. I have
> > a total of about 6 passwords that I will never forget.
> > I understood the part of having no root password. I DID read at
> > least SOME of those pages folks sent me. It explained that and my
> > reaction was, "blech. that is not what I want."
> A basic Ubuntu install has one user that can use sudo and the password
> is the same for both.
> You want two passwords and basically 2 users; SU and USER.
> This is really easy to do!!!! You just make the base user, lets call
> him super, have your really long good password and then add a second
> users, lets call him newbieUser.
So in order to work as root, you now have to
$ su super
$ sudo <somecommand>
$ sudo <nextcommand>
rather than just giving root a password and doing
This seems needlessly over-complicated to me.
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