Originally Published: Thursday, 8 June 2000 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

BSD Today: Delegating superuser tasks with sudo

Often you may need to give certain users the ability to use or access privileged commands or files. On most Unix-type systems, root has complete permission, all privilege and, in other words, total power. SUDO allows you to give certian extra privileges to users that you feel should have them plus it also logs activity for auditing purposes.