Sudo, the one command to rule them all. It stands for “super user do!” Pronounced like “sue dough” As a Linux system administrator or power user, it’s one of the most important commands in your arsenal. Have you ever tried to run a command in terminal only to be given “Access Denied?” Well this is the command for you! But, with great power comes great responsibility! It is much better than logging in as root, or using the su “switch user” command. Read on to see what sudo can do for you!
We all learn new things over time as we use applications with a vast amount of possibilities. Of course, some of those things would have been so useful if we had known them earlier. Here are 10 command line tricks that I wish I had learned much sooner.
Note: these tricks apply to bash, which is the default shell on most Linux systems. If you’re using a different shell, they may not work for you. If you don’t know which shell you have, it’s probably bash, so go ahead and try them!