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« on: June 29, 2008, 03:37:33 AM »

I noted that I needed to create a user password as well as an admin password.  When I ran sudo pisi up, it asked for password and I assumed that updating Pisi would require the admin password but it required the user password. 

Is there a rule for when you need the user password and when you need the admin password?  It seems to update the programs you should need admin but I guess not.  That just does not seem intuitive to me.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 05:44:54 AM »

Sudo will need your userpassword, assuming the user has administor rights.
Su will need the administor password as it brings you to the administor mode until you type 'exit'
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 17:20:49 PM »

So basically sudo and su will both enable me to function as an administrator but the passwords will be different.  Is it better to use sudo or su?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 18:29:40 PM »

Is it better to use sudo or su?

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I personal prefer su and if you use su or sudo makes no difference.  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 19:09:11 PM »

Sudo is just for one command, it is a command itself. su puts you in the administormode, and can only be terminated by typing exit.
I prefer sudo because it is more safe, i think
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 16:16:13 PM »

Some commands are hidden but for the root user. Sudo won't find it, but su will.
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