Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: (unknown)
- I do that in Fedora, too. I use sudo and things are more consistent for me.
Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit
On 26 August 2012 20:37, Paul <pfrederick1@...> wrote:
> --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
> > I guess it is easier to remember for Debian or Fedora users to use su
> > -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.
> > 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
> > 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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