Re: su or sudo su?

Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

James Mckenzie wrote:
Petrus de Calguarium <pgueckel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

When I need root access, I used to use sudo su -.

This is plain wrong. The command should be sudo <command>.

And su - is a command. ;)
But this is, in most cases, redundant.

There's really nothing wrong with that command from a technical

The sudo command can be configured to do other things other than su - (like running a program or shell.) However, most admins just leave it to the default action.

Whether someone should have access to su via sudo is another matter,
something for the admin to configure.

True. Best Security Practices....

James McKenzie

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