[kwlug-disc] Johnny Cash: A boy name SU

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed May 21 10:35:26 EDT 2014

I use screen to open many shells, and in one "window", I do:

$ su -

Then enter the password

I am in a root shell in that "window" forever.

Or, if it is a machine that you are not logged into all the time, just do:

$ sudo bash
Then enter the password

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:

> On 2014-05-21 10:13, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>> Is it just me or what? The su has always been in Linux since forever.
> It is me. Not you.
> Many years ago I looked for SU and was advised to do all 'root' stuff with
> $ sudo.
> I did not know about $ sudo su<ENTER> until recently.
> JohnJ
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