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Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird

Joel Peter William Pitt wrote:

>     2. Not logging into X as root is another benefit. Running a single X
>     client/app as root is different than running all of X as root. 
> You can run su within a terminal in X, no one mentioned anything about
> running X as root. That's an aside from whether to use su or sudo for
> admin.

But not X apps. Not without tinkering with Xauthority files.

>     3. Logging, provided by sudo, is not merely for the sake of
>     knowing who
>     did what; sometimes it's for who did what when, etc. 
> If it is a single user machine then the single user knows who did what
> and when, they are the only user...

Unless you need to know two days after the fact, when you've forgotten
when you did what when.

> There is more of a papertrail when tracking done an admin problem, but
> in general, for single-user machines su is adequate and less trouble
> to setup.

I agree with this "in general" use; I just didn't agree to the original
claim that there is *NO* benefit to using sudo on a single-user machine.


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