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Does this OS have su?
« on: February 03, 2020, 07:35:14 pm »
i'm sort of used to having to use su in order to access certain functions.  i don't seem to have su.  i've tried in the terminal and it does ask for a password, but who knows what it is since i wasn't asked to set up an admin. password when we installed this.

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Re: Does this OS have su?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 08:37:36 pm »
Appears to be working here...   8)


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Re: Does this OS have su?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 09:31:20 pm »
It works fine here too ;).


Enter:
Code: [Select]
sudo suHit enter and enter your user password.  It'll drop you straight to root.  Remember, at the end of your su session to enter:
Code: [Select]
exitThis will exit su

I strongly suggest only dropping to root, if it is absolutely necessary.  The sudo command provides you with a safety net
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Re: Does this OS have su?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 10:14:33 pm »
Ah, o.k.  i hadn't realized i needed sudo to do su.  How strange.  Anyway, thanks, guys and

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