Getting Root Privileges

This lesson will cover the command to get administrator privileges to do certain tasks that are not allowed for a normal user to perform.

Linux has a robust permission system. It is quite brilliant, in the sense that it offers a clear distinction among ordinary users and a super user. However, to perform certain tasks, especially the ones that affect the files on your system, you might require administrator priveldges. It is recommended to handle root tasks with extreme care in order to prevent any accidental damage to your system.

sudo lets you run commands with root access in your own user account.

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