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

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 19:01:37 UTC 2017


On 22 January 2017 at 17:21, Ken D'Ambrosio <ken at jots.org> wrote:
> On 2017-01-22 12:12, Robert Heller wrote:
>
>>> Yep! Couldn't agree more. I use 'sudo -i' a lot! But it's rarely
>>> suggested in any advice or documentation I've seen.
>>
>>
>> This is intentional.
>
>
> It is.  But...

A significant point is that many people here asking for help, or
finding it when googling later, are not experienced admins. An
experienced admin seeing instructions here which use sudo will know
immediately the alternative techniques and is entirely free to use
them if he/she sees fit.  For the less experienced users it is safer
to use sudo.

Colin



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