Always run apt-get as root

alias apt-get='sudo apt-get'
apt-get must be run as root, and it is useless to run it as your own user. So just run it as root. Saves you the "sudo !!" every time you're adding a package.

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By: mogsie
2009-02-10 22:45:49

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What Others Think

That's a bad idea. Sometimes apt-get needs to be run as a regular user. For example "apt-get source package" That's why I prefer to use wajig: http://code.google.com/p/wajig/ It automatically runs apt-get through sudo. Then you can do an install with wajig install package
goodevilgenius · 485 weeks and 3 days ago

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