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sudo_root - How to run administrative commands
By default, the password for the user "root" (the system administrator)
is locked. This means you cannot login as root or use su. Instead, the
installer will set up sudo to allow the user that is created during
install to run all administrative commands.
This means that in the terminal you can use sudo for commands that
require root privileges. All programs in the menu will use a graphical
sudo to prompt for a password. When sudo asks for a password, it needs
your password, this means that a root password is not needed.
To run a command which requires root privileges in a terminal, simply
prepend sudo in front of it. To get an interactive root shell, use sudo
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