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Gives limited root privileges

'Sudo' (superuser do) lets a system administrator give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root while logging all commands and arguments. It operates on a per-command basis, and is not a replacement for the shell.


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Download version 1.8.19p1 (stable)
released on 20 December 2016

VCS Checkout

password: anoncvs


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License:SimplePermissiveJanet Casey8 February 2005

Leaders and contributors

Todd Miller Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 January 2017.


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