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Michael Pobega wrote:
... sudo is in NO WAY a replacement for su.

Three (possible) Ways that come to mind:

1. It's my understanding that sudo commands are logged, whereas su commands may not be. (This may be old or inaccurate information.)

2. There's the (very) slight psychological reminder that you're potentially doing dangerous things when you have to take the extra step of typing "sudo" before a command.

3. "sudo" automagically handles X permissions, whereas "su" does not.

Having mentioned these things, yeah, "sudo" is not a "safe" replacement for "su".


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