Should sudo be used?

Pietro Cerutti pietro.cerutti at
Thu Apr 5 08:51:07 UTC 2007

On 4/5/07, Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21 at> wrote:
> 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
> system.

What when you have several people with different privileges wanting to
do stuff that normally only root can? Would you give your root
password to everyone, or rather install sudo and define exactly what a
user can do?

Pietro Cerutti

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