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Development Tools Console Foundations Users and Permissions File Ownership

Faisal Julaidan
Faisal Julaidan
13,944 Points

What is sudo?

I am quite carious about what actually sudo is? why we would need it in our code to implement some commands such as chown or adduser

2 Answers

Vittorio Somaschini
Vittorio Somaschini
33,371 Points

Hello Faisal.

It stands for superuser do (I think). It basically allows you to run commands with superuser privileges when it is needed, like installing packages system-wise. You want to be careful using a sudo command though, as it is a powerful feature.


6,762 Points

sudo - run a command as the super user without root password.

This will be introduced in the next video. :)