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Old 04-24-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Pronunciation of 'sudo'


How do you pronounce the name of the 'sudo' command? Please explain in full detail.

Just so I am not left out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%FAdo
 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Pronouncing it may cause spelling errors. So it is usually typed.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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What do you mean by "explain in full detail"?---I doubt that you're even going to get consensus on the pronounciation--much less the rationale.

I say "sue do"--as in "Sue do the dishes"

How about /etc? I've always said "etcetera", but at a recent conference I heard "et see"

Actually, most computer nerds seldom talk---they just read and type.....
 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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Sue, doh!
Actually, I say it or think like: Sue-dough

I also use 'etcetera', although that's not what 'etc' means. It means Editable Text Configuration.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Nope!!
sudo means "switch user (su) + do"

Kenny; See what I mean?.......
 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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I pronounce it as su-doo.
And /etc as egg-exect.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #7
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I would say it as "soo-dough".

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I also use 'etcetera', although that's not what 'etc' means. It means Editable Text Configuration.
Is that right?

I always thought it was silly to call a directory containing config files "etcetera".
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:02 PM   #8
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And /etc as egg-exect.
WTF?
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:03 PM   #9
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wtf?
wtf wtf?
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #10
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I just don't understand how you can pronounce "etc" as "egexect".
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #11
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I pronounce it "ess you dash c" ;-P

Serious answer: "sue-dough", like the word pseudo. I know it's probably meant to be be pronounced sue-do, but old habits die hard.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #12
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egg-exect???? etc = et-setera.
sudo = sue-dough = soo-doh.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:11 PM   #13
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I just don't understand how you can pronounce "etc" as "egexect".
Because its easy to pronounce that way.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:12 PM   #14
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I would probably pronounce "etc" as "etts".
 
Old 04-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #15
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Let's do the whole lot: (Well OK maybe not ALL of them, but several)

lib - short i, to rhyme with bib. Does anyone pronounce it with the long i, as in library?
usr - "you ess are"
var - as the first part of variable
etc - et-cetera
srv - "ess are vee"
fsck - "eff suck"
Gnome - silent G
GNU - "guh-nuw"
GIF - hard G
SQL - "ess-que-ell"
(Windows) Vista - "pisstake"
 
  


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