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Setting the record straight on sudo

Vincent Danen

April 07, 2010

This week's techmail is Setting the record straight on sudo which I wrote as a rebuttal to another, rather ignorant, rant against the use of sudo. I get it, the author uses Ubuntu and probably doesn't give much thought to the fact that Ubuntu really shouldn't use sudo the way it does, but there were other misconceptions there as well. So rather than posting a comment to the article in question, I wrote a bit of rebuttal.

I like sudo. I like sudo a lot. And it ticks me off when people criticize it, particularly when they show complete ignorance for how it (should) work.

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