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Why do I need sudo? [duplicate]

This is a question from a rookie just trying to understand how and why things work like they do. Why do I have to use sudo everytime? The second use of sudo in a term session doesn't require a ...
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Why the need for sudo when I have only one account on machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I am bit confused about the need for sudo when I have a single user account set up on my machine. At install time I tried to call the name of my ...
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how to become a permanent root user in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have found some solutions but what I want to do is I want to become a root user "permanently". When I restart computer I still want to stay as a root user. I don't want to use termanial everytime to ...
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Is it considered good practice to avoid using `sudo su`? [duplicate]

The root password is disabled by default so nobody can directly log into the root account. However I can still log into root another way by doing sudo su and entering my own password, given that I am ...
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Ubuntu “1 time password on login” solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I recently fully switched from Windows into Ubuntu. And of course I loved Ubuntu. But the most annoying thing is, system requires password every ...
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who is the root user in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Who is the root user in Ubuntu or on any Linux based distribution? Is by default the rootpassword for every system running Ubuntu is same.Many documents over WEB supports not to enable root login ...
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Why is running an Ubuntu file manager as root dangerous? [duplicate]

I have read that running Ubuntu apps as root is dangerous. Why? Is it still dangerous on a personal non-networked computer? In particular, why shouldn't I run the file manager as root administrator?
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If I only use when needed, does enabling the “su” account present dangers? [duplicate]

So I'm the only the user of my computer, and I eventually figured out how to enable the "su" user on my account with a password (really quite simple actually), just in case I ever needed to do ...
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Why doesn't the admin always run an admin terminal? [duplicate]

If I'm the admin, is there a benefit to using sudo in front of every command that requires it instead of just turning on root access with sudo -i and not worrying about it?
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How to enable root login?

I would like to enable the root account on my Ubuntu installation. I realize the security implications of this.
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Why should users never use normal sudo to start graphical applications?

I've read the comunity "RootSudo" documentation and am interested in this line: You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as Root. Why? What is the difference? Please ...
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Why is there no option to login as root?

Why does Ubuntu not allow the GUI users to login as root at the time of system start up like administrator in Windows? Why they are restricting us to login only through the terminal?
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How can I permanently grant root access to a user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I grant sudo privileges to an existing user? I've been searching for the answer to this but all I find is "It's not a good idea" or "We don't recommend it" and some ...
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How to find out root password for installing software

I'm trying to install the NetBeans IDE in my Ubuntu and in the process it's asking for my root password which I don't remember. I know my sudo user password. How can I recover my root password?
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Why don't I have a password for “su”? Problems with “sudo”

I have installed Ubuntu using the GUI, giving myself a password and everything. I do not intricately remember the process. However, what worries me is that I don't know the following password: $ su ...

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