Folder permissions question

Alex Tweedly alex at
Mon Sep 18 07:50:23 EDT 2006

Devin Asay wrote:

>> Silly question... what is "sudo"?
> No--good question. 'sudo' is a cool innovation in Darwin, the  
> modified BSD unix system that is the basic of Mac OS X. Apple (I  
> think) added it to .... 

The rest of your answer is a good description of what sudo does - but 
giving Apple any of the credit for it is bit off the mark. sudo was 
created way back in BSD 4.1 days (sometime in the early '80s - a bit 
before Darwin :-)

Your curmudgeonly historian,

Alex Tweedly    alex at

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