Should sudo be used?

Schiz0 schiz0phrenic21 at
Thu Apr 5 08:47:57 UTC 2007

I don't use sudo. I find it rather pointless. If I need to do something as
root, I use su to gain root privileges, then when I'm done, I exit and
return to the original user. The user running su must be in the group
"wheel" to be able to su to root. This is a simple yet convenient security

su is standard, sudo is another binary to install. So I don't bother
installing it.

On 4/5/07, Victor Engmark <victor.engmark at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought it would be a good idea to use sudo on my FreeBSD laptop, but
> I'm
> having doubts after checking the handbook (it's not mentioned at all) and
> Google (most of the articles were obscure and / or old).
> Are you using sudo? If not, why?
> --
> Victor Engmark
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