[Nottingham] Re: My fedora 9 experience (vent/rant included)

James Gibbon jg at jamesgibbon.com
Fri Jul 25 23:30:51 BST 2008

On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:37:39 +0100
Steve Caddy <steve.m.caddy at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> asif maqbool wrote:
> > * Ubuntu : great distro with lots of polish, but having to mess with sudo
> > pissed me off, too used to using root terminal in solaris/hp-ux etc :p
> Tip of the day... "sudo /bin/bash" would probably sort you out then. Not quite 
> "su -" but does pretty much the same thing. Of course, doing this blows 
> security out of the window, but if that's what you want, it won't stop you.

I work with Ubuntu machines, and always do "sudo su -". Nice and easy. In fact
I think there's an even shorter incantation to do the same thing, but I haven't
bothered to remember it.


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