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Old 04-13-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
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Getting SU rights

Hi. I searched for help before I posted. I didn't find the answer unless I searched wrong. If I did then I am sorry. Anyway, as a normal user I can launch a program but can not start it because I need SU rights. I looked at sudo but all the commands confuse me. All I want to do is be able to start some program with root rights. Can anyone guide me in the right direction Please. Thanks ??:
Old 04-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #2
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su -
Note the hyphen... it will then ask for your root password. Supply that and enjoy
Old 04-13-2005, 01:44 AM   #3
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You can also just use "su" but you won't inherit all of roots paths.


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