Why do all the sudo? [was Re: Software updater no longer functional]

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at tic.com
Sun Jan 22 17:22:01 UTC 2017


On Sun, 2017-01-22 at 17:01 +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 04:47:05PM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > It saves typing!  :-)
> > > 
> > > This is by no means the worst case, you often see great streams
> > > of
> > > 'sudo this' and 'sudo that' in descriptions of how to do things.
> > > 
> > Yep! Couldn't agree more. I use 'sudo -i' a lot! But it's rarely
> > suggested in any advice or documentation I've seen.
> > 
> Well someone agrees with me!  :-)

sudo provides a good audit trail of the commands run as root.  I have
found it invaluable in tracking down some types of errors.  sudo -i
just changes the uid to root and provides no real audit trail in the
logs.  After a while I found typing sudo just becomes second nature.
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