[SATLUG] 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don't Use

Brinkley Harrell jbharrell at fusemeister.com
Fri Apr 25 19:36:30 CDT 2008

ed wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> ed wrote:
>>> Luis Garza wrote:
>>> {snip}
> I'm already using some of the basic commands - cd, mkdir, mkdir -p,
> make, rm <file>, rmdir, !!, ^, exit, clear, CTRL+D, and several others. 
> I've also discovered that I can do more in a / terminal than in a /ed
> terminal, and so on.  I'm curious though, how to login to Ubuntu as /
> with gui access.  Any help there?  (Sometimes, man is very helpful.
> Other times, its either a slog, or woefully inadequate to th task I'm
> pursuing...)  I need to make some symbolic links disappear which show up
> in the gui, but not, apparently, in the cli...

It's not necessary to log into the GUI as root. Log in normally and 
execute the command 'sudo -i' to initiate a root shell window. It will 
stay open as long as you don't exit. You rarely need to log in as root.

Brinkley Harrell

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