After my recent experience with broken su and sudo commands in a failed system upgrade, I realized that although disabling the root account has many advantages, one of the disadvantage is that I can’t login as root in the terminal when I’m physically in front of the system. This is a major issue if su,… Read more »
This post explains what happens when su, sudo, and their variants are executed.
Often times i have emacs open, and would like to open and edit protected files. since i didn’t launch emacs as a root user via sudo, i won’t be able to do anything but close emacs and relaunch or use sudo vi on the file. googled it, this post shows how one can use tramp… Read more »