Folder permissions question
devin_asay at byu.edu
Mon Sep 18 14:53:55 EDT 2006
On Sep 18, 2006, at 4:50 AM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
> 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,
Always glad to get the straight story. I'm a latecomer to Unix, and
just had noticed that few of the *nix guys around here had ever heard
of sudo. So I leapt to the wrong conclusion.
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