James Freer at
Mon Jun 9 22:40:06 UTC 2014

On 09/06/2014, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 7:25 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> On 9 June 2014 13:22, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
>>> ; you just need to
>>> switch to root with "sudo -i".
>> I have never known the difference between ``sudo -s'' and ``sudo -i''.
>> I always use the former. Can you clarify?
> "sudo -i" is the same as "sudo su -" and "sudo -s" is the same as "sudo
> su".
> "sudo -i" switches to "/root" and sources root's login shell's
> dotfiles; so if you've set up aliases for root, they'll be available.

I've been following this thread as I have only used sudo and very
occasionally sudo su.

As soon as sudo -i was mentioned and others I thought I better check
up... not really being an IT type. Thought this link was worth reading
for the original poster.


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