Questions about: sudo

For years I have told people to not start Kate as root to edit files. The normal response I got was “but I have to edit this file”. The problem with starting GUI applications as root is that X11 is extremely insecure and it’s considerable easy for an
I enter my first sudo command. I enter my password. For a while, I wont have to enter my password for subsequent sudo commands
It's just your regular password. The password to run commands with sudo is your password, not a separate password. It is the same password that: you came up with and typed in when you installed Ubuntu or created your account you type in on the login
Who can execute ‘sudo’?We can run ‘/usr/sbin/visudo‘ to add/remove the list of users who can execute ‘sudo‘. $ sudo /usr/sbin/visudoA screen shot of ‘/usr/sbin/visudo‘ file, looks something like this: The sudo list looks like the below string, by def
I just recently upgraded from 10. 04 to 11. 04 and gdb won't allow me to attach to processes anymore I get the error Attaching to process 10144 Could not attach to process
I clean-installed Ubuntu 11. 10 today, and then installed VirtualBox. This required me to add myself to the vboxusers group, and since 11
Mainly I am looking for a way to pin an application to the Unity launch bar, and run it as root. Currently, even if I start the application with sudo, and pin it after it starts, it will start as current user next time. Sad, but there is no context m
PrefaceThis is a fairly complex question related to the Sudoers file and the sudo command in general. NOTE: I have made these changes on a dedicated machine running Ubuntu Desktop 13. 04, that I use purely for learning purposes
The sudo command, short for “superuser do,” is the most powerful command prefix you can use in Terminal. It elevates your account privileges temporarily, allowing you to run commands that would typically be prohibited. With this power, you can do ser
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