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Short alias for sudo

Terminal - Short alias for sudo
alias s='sudo'
2010-04-17 11:30:55
User: eimantas
Functions: alias
Short alias for sudo

This is way faster than typing 'sudo'. And AFAIK - there is no decent command for letter 's'.


There are 15 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What I do is add the command I want to sudo more then once to sodoers. Then add the whole command into my alias file. e.g.

alias tail='sudo tail'

with the following in sudoers:

user ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/tail

That way I can use the standard command with the sudo rights. As I have edited sudoers, I do not need to enter the password.

Comment by houghi 366 weeks and 3 days ago

Why? I mean, it's only four letters...

Comment by kaedenn 366 weeks and 3 days ago

I think there is a natural alias for 's' - it's one of the most common typos for


namely the "hit enter just too early"-typo

Comment by funky 366 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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