list of descriptions of commands ubuntu 9.04

Asked by ray gross on 2009-09-01

sudo su ? what do these mean ?

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Best Catarina (catarinafs) said : #1

su - Change user ID or become super-user.

sudo, sudoedit - Execute a command as another user.

sudo su - By default, the root account password is locked in Ubuntu. sudo su allows the user to run certain programs as root without having to know the root password, instead just prompting for the user's password.

You can read more about these commands using the following lines:

$man su
$man sudo

ray gross (rjgjrzzp) said : #2

Thanks Catarina, that solved my question.