Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Jun 9 16:08:18 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM, James Freer < at> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jun 2014, Tom H wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 3:51 AM, James Freer < at>
>> wrote:
>>> I think it is more to do with the typing sudo in front of the command...
>>> compared with being root and carrying out a number of commands. I now
>>> have a
>>> load of aliases in my .bash_aliases file and almost never use sudo
>>> directly.
>>> e.g. 12 aliases for apt-get alone. That brief 30 mins setting up the file
>>> was time well spent.
>> I assume that these aliases are in root's ".bash_aliases" (otherwise
>> you cannot use them to install anything).
> As I understand it (not being an IT guy) - .bash_aliases is in the file
> system but one doesn't need to go into root to add/edit aliases. The .bashrc
> file refers to it by default... avoiding editing .bashrc is sensible. Also
> sensible to have aliases all in one place. I have my apt-get ones there as
> well as loads for imagemagick which I use for bulk photo 'processing' e.g.
> resizing, watermarking.
>> You don't need to enable root to use these aliases; you just need to
>> switch to root with "sudo -i".
> No need to use root at all from what I can gather on xubuntu 13.10 (just
> about to upgrade). As already mentioned above.

I don't follow at all. But it doesn't matter.

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