sudo (Was Re: [SATLUG] OpenDNS)

country glenn.toothman at
Sat Jun 7 13:08:35 CDT 2008

a command is stand alone, and an application calls commands to accomplish
something, usually incorporating options for the command

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at>

> On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 08:27:03 -0500
> country <glenn.toothman at> wrote:
> > su is a command, and it is in every release of *NIX I've worked with,
> > it was in SVR2 ,3, 4 back when, not unique to Linux based products.
> No, certainly it's not unique to Linux. What is your distinction
> between "application" and "command"? To me, an application is a piece
> of software. A command is how you run an application. If you look at the
> GNU coreutils tarball, su.c is a stand-on-its-own application. The
> way you put it makes it sound, to me, like its inherently part of
> something else like cd, alias, set, etc are to bash. Maybe so on other
> systems, but not on systems using the GNU version of su.
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