How to use sudo to view a hidden directory?
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Thu Sep 29 21:57:38 UTC 2011
Paul Sladen wrote:
> But it's very rare in practice (in my workflows) that I'd need to do
> this; mostly a:
> sudo ls -l /root
> sudo cp -a /root/hidden /root/other-hidden
> is sufficient. If you need to cat into a root owned file, you can:
> echo asdf | grep asdf | sudo tee -a /root/created-as-root
> all of these have the massive advantage of being logged and audited.
I was under the impression that the shell started by
was similarly logged, is that not so? If so, that's substantially more
humane (in my opinion) than adding five keystrokes to each command.
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