sudo (Was Re: [SATLUG] OpenDNS)

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 01:21:30 CDT 2008


Brad Knowles wrote:
> country wrote:
> 
>> an application uses commands, the sudo app uses the su command with
>> restrictions,  plain and simple...
> 
> No, sudo is *like* su with restrictions, but that's not the way it's 
> implemented.
> 
> On my machines, sudo is a binary program file in and of itself, and 
> although it shares a lot of functionality from su, and it may even share 
> a lot of source code from su, they are distinct different commands.
> 
> There may also be other implementations of sudo that are written in 
> other ways, but the functionality is the same.

I don't want to contribute to the hair splitting but "sudo" is, on my 
system, a package which I can install/uninstall via apt-get or Synaptic. 
  "Su" isn't a package but is, rather, a CLI command.
-- 
Don



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