[clug] .bash_aliases and .bashrc

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Oct 18 18:28:00 MDT 2014

On 19 Oct 2014, at 10:14 am, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:

>> . (This is no coincidence. In fact, this was the very reason for introduction of sudo command).
> Um, that's one explanation for it's use.

Evi Nemeth of Colorado Uni used to run a Systems Admin course. [hence the book]

Students were let loose running the schools’ computers.
‘sudo’ was their solution - it allows very fine-grained control over commands _and_ hosts, or groups of them.
[note they picked it up and improved it]

This obit for her gives a long history of sudo’s history.

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