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Is it safe to sudo override 'permission denied'?

I keep getting permission denied. I feel like I can trust this, but I dont want to mess up my computer.

Could it be at all dangerous to install?

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Jonathan Grieve
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Jonathan Grieve
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Hi Samuel,

It shouldn't mess up your computer at all. In fact as I recall if you want to use sudo to install a ruby gem the console should ask you for your username and password! So in theory only you can install anything if you use sudo. :-)

I am getting permission denied so i have been doing sudo