What is sudo and su? sudo vs su Command
The sudo command lets us use our account and password to execute system commands with root privileges, whereas the su command allows us to switch to a different user and execute one or more commands in the shell without logging out from our current session.
Is sudo same as root? What is Sudo? The sudo (superuser do) command is a command-line utility that allows a user to execute commands as the root or a different user. It provides an efficient way to grant certain users the appropriate permissions to use specific system commands or run scripts as the root user.
How do I login as root in Linux?
- Please click on the lower left corner of the icon (start button).
- Click Terminal menu item to open the terminal.
- Input the command below: % sudo su –
- Press Enter.
- Your terminal prompt will become #.
- You now have root privleges on all operations in the terminal window.
How do I login as user in Linux? To change to a different user and create a session as if the other user had logged in from a command prompt, type “su -” followed by a space and the target user’s username. Type the target user’s password when prompted.