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Terminal - Root shell
sudo -i
2009-04-06 13:35:48
Functions: sudo
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How is this different from the following?

sudo su -
Comment by unixmonkey73 400 weeks and 2 days ago

@mjacob No difference whatsoever.

@unixmonkey2868 Learn to use the search feature. This has been posted before. Further, this assumes a number of things: first, that sudo is installed, second, that I'm listed in the sudoers file, and third, that I have access to become root through sudo.

Comment by atoponce 400 weeks and 1 day ago

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