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 Post subject: What dose sudo mean?
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Sudo stands for Super User Do, I know it is not very original but I didn't come up with it. Your Peppermint system has two modes one is called user and the other is called root. The user mode is the one that you will in over 98% of the time while on your computer. You can do just about anything in user mode like write and save reports, edit pictures, get on the net to check your e-mail, burn CDs, and so forth and so on. You can move some files around in your file manager but you can not change any of the important ones and some you are denied access to out right. Peppermint dose this for your own protection so you do not delete the wrong file by mistake, if I only had a dollar.

Now when you are in root mode what ever you tell Peppermint to do it will do no questions asked and if you don't know what you are doing you can really mess up your system to where you will have to reinstall and lose all you data if you have not made any backups, again if I only had a dollar. You should try to avoid being in root mode like you avoid that creepy co-worker at the office. This is where sudo shines it gives you temporary root privileges from the terminal command line while you are in your normal user mode.

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