[sclug] sudo / su

Darren Davison darren at davisononline.org
Wed Jan 10 01:35:08 UTC 2007

hi SCLUGgers,

I've necessarily become acquainted with sudo since switching from gentoo to
*ubuntu, but there's something I'm unclear on with it.

If I try to do "sudo echo 1 > /proc/whatever" it fails with permission denied
errors.  It only works if I "sudo su -" and then change the value.  Could
someone kindly explain why?

Many thanks :)

Darren Davison
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