in my ubuntu terminal when they ask authorization i must answer by yes or no how i must write yes or no tks for your help i am a new user charles t

Asked by pougary

Good morning
 according to you how must I write yes or no in my
ubuntu terminal ,when they ask me about superprivilege.

Tks very much


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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Sam_ suggests this article as an answer to your question:

When asking about advanced user privileges 'sudo' the authentication requests the user password, usually the one you set up during installation and the one you login with.

FAQ #62: “Unable to type password in terminal”.

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pougary (ar-pougary) said :

Good morning!
I am sorry,it is not a problem of password.
The answer I must give it is by yes or no accordind to you ,must I write clearly yes or no.
Tks for your help.


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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

You question is not completely clear to me, but I will try to give some advice:

1. If you want to perform administrative commands (like software installation or network configuration) in a terminal, you have to use the "sudo" command prefix. This provides you temporarily with superuser rights. The sudo command asks for your password, and when you type it, you will not see the password on the screen, not even '*' placeholders. (That is what Sam_ already told).

2. When you execute commands in a terminal, sometimes a confirmation is required.
"sudo apt-get install nautilus
Need to get 8329kB of archives. After unpacking 17.2MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]"

This "[Y/n]" has the following meaning:
you can answer "y" to confirm
you can answer "n" to abort
you can just hit "enter", and the character in the brackets that is in CAPITALS (here the Y) will be selected. In this case just hitting "enter" will work as "yes".

If that is not the answer that you are looking for, please give an example with details that we better understand your problem.

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pougary (ar-pougary) said :

This charles tks for your coop.
See you soon.