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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Jan 27 13:19:58 UTC 2017

On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:40:45 +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
>It's more typing, so logically there must be a benefit.

Yes, sudo has got a benefit, especially in combination with the
timestamp, e.g. for scripts, that compile something without root
privileges and after that install something, that requires root
privileges. Another advantage is, when root privileges are just required
one time during a user session. However, there's also a reason that
sudo provides the -i as well as the -s option. Why do you think are
those options available? Let alone that it's no big deal to add a root
account to Ubuntu. "su" isn't deprecated, that is a terrible
"alternative fact". Neither Ubuntu, nor Apple are the representative
majority in regards to command line, it's vice versa, Ubuntu and much
more Apple are a lot more GUI centric. To mention those as good
examples for CLI usage is nonsense.

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