Hello World

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 17:29:23 CET 2015


On 01/17/2015 07:51 AM, Albert van der Horst wrote:
> In article <mailman.17471.1420721626.18130.python-list at python.org>,
> Chris Angelico  <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> <SNIP>
>>
>> But sure. If you want to cut out complication, dispense with user
>> accounts altogether and run everything as root. That's WAY simpler!
> 
> I didn't except this strawman argument from you.
> Of course you need a distinction between doing system things as
> root, and working as a normal user. You just don't need sudo.

I just don't see the distinction.  What's the difference between having
to type in a root password and having to type in your own administrative
user password?  Guess we're all just struggling to understand your logic
here.

On my laptop sudo has a huge advantage over su, and that is I can use my
fingerprint reader to access root. Now I could set up root to accept a
fingerprint as well which would work with su, but the sudo solution is
much quicker to configure.



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