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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Install help]

From: Leigh L Klotz, Jr.
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Install help]
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 19:29:56 -0700

sudo -i might be a better choice if it is available.
Not all versions of sudo support it but the ones in recent versions of Ubuntu do. It sets the env up better for root.
P.S. I think I first su'd in 1980.

On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 6:15 pm, Nate Bargmann wrote:
I always found using sudo on Ubuntu to be a pain. I "grew up" using su to become root, do what need to be done, and then exiting to get out of the root shell.
 Here is a little trick I use to give root a valid password on Ubuntu.
 Just run:
 "sudo sh"

 You will get a shell as root, and can then run
 "passwd" to set a root password.

 I know... security.

I've done `sudo su' to get to a root prompt as well.  TIMTOWTDI.  :)

73, de Nate >>

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