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Over several years of using Linux distros (Debian happens to be my fave) and BSDs for my primary computing, I've picked up the odd piece of useful info.
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Set that sudo up.

Posted 09-29-2009 at 07:54 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-06-2009 at 09:24 AM by ofaring

This isn't a howto but rather a basic example on setting up "sudo".

Sudo is an excellent tool to aid your pursuit of security and unnecessary root usage. Regardless of what certain individuals will say, and unfortunately some of them even put distros together, using the root account all the time is begging for trouble. So...

Is it already installed on your Debian system? While you might be using aptitude or synaptic, my preference is for apt-get.
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