I'm sorry, this really shouldn't be here, but typing sudo before
every command is *not* necessary. As I said before, the only time
the sudo command is needed is when you're running a system
command. General programs, (which most are), does not require a
sudo command. Sudo is only used when you're configuring the
system, or doing something that requires root access, which is
generally only when you're changing configuration files, or
installing programs to the /usr/bin or /usr/sbin directories.
There are very few reasons to use sudo, and if you're using it
before every command, then you're using it incorrectly.
On 5/22/2018 3:08 PM, Ervin, Glenn
Well, it is only open while I have
the terminal open, and it is no more dangerous than using
the windows “run as administrator” option that is in the
Also, that is not messed up, anytime
you type a command in Linux, you need to type sudo in front
of it, unless you unlock it with sudo su or sudo –s.
On Behalf Of Brandon Cross
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:02 PM
Subject: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] About Linux
Well, if you have to type sudo before
each command, something is seriously messed up with your
file permissions, you should be able to write anywhere in
your own home directory. Also, telling someone to su into
root is just downright dangerous, you could make sweeping
changes with one command that could break the entire
machine. Sudo is an administrative thing, it elevates your
priveleges to do a command, and only that command, think of
it like the secure UAC thing in windows, it elevates that
program to administrative level until it finishes, like
installers. Having programs permanently elevated to
administrative level is dangerous, as it leaves the computer
open to attack.