Paul Smith paul at
Mon Jun 9 12:22:43 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-06-08 at 23:24 -0700, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 11:57:06PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> > On Sat, 2014-06-07 at 16:53 -0700, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> > > Actually, you can accomplish most, if not all, of what you need to do
> > > with sudo, but it is, at times, a PITA.
> You will notice that I said "at times".

I did notice, yes.  And I said "never".

> The times sudo is a PITA is when I need to execute a number of commands
> perhaps 5-10 min apart. Typing my 12 character p/w every time is a major
> PITA and breaks the work flow and my train of thought. Yeah, I know
> about sudo su ( think that's the command) but I don't use Ubuntu very
> much and often forget.

You haven't explained how "su" is NOT a PITA compared to sudo.  Either
you always have a root shell running somewhere, which you can do just as
easily with "sudo -s" (or "sudo su" if it's easier), or you have a
trivial root password so when you run "su" you don't have to type a 12
character p/w and break your work flow and train of thought.

Your justification seems to be "I don't use Ubuntu and I can't remember
the command, and that makes it more of a PITA than the command that I
can remember".

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