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  • Roy
    I do that in Fedora, too. I use sudo and things are more consistent for me. Roy Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit Location: Canada ... [Non-text portions of this
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 27, 2012
      I do that in Fedora, too. I use sudo and things are more consistent for me.

      Roy
      Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit
      Location: Canada


      On 26 August 2012 20:37, Paul <pfrederick1@...> wrote:

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      > --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I guess it is easier to remember for Debian or Fedora users to use su
      > than
      > > -s because that is the terminal command in those environments. Both su an
      > > -s will work. I recommend using whatever you can remember, but just be
      > > consistent. Insisting on one way can lead to confusion in my experience.
      > In
      > > Fedora it is su - to make things more confusing. But in Debian it is just
      > > su. I find telling people to use su is more consistent with the way it is
      > > done by Debian. If one is coming from more of a Unix or BSD background
      > then
      > > sudo -s makes sense, but these people are rare. I blame Canonical for
      > > mixing sudo into a Debian shell. ;) It confounded me for a long time and
      > > now I struggle with su - in Fedora.
      > >
      > > Roy
      > > Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit
      > > Location: Canada
      > >
      > >
      >
      > To me su means switch user and sudo means switch user and do. It is rare I
      > really want to switch my user. I usually just want the permissions in order
      > to do something so for me sudo seems to better describe what I want. When I
      > install Debian I do not even get sudo by default. I have to explicitly
      > install it, then configure it myself. I don't do a typical desktop install
      > though. Far from it.
      >
      > Just to head off all the folks that want to cry I am wrong, they get it
      > when they install, etc. To that I say that's nice. If anyone wishes to
      > duplicate how I install pick expert install, then choose nothing, done.
      >
      > There are likely many things about my systems that are atypical. Years of
      > practice ...
      >
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