Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 10 months ago

What does ‘sudo’ mean?

14 Answers

Relevance
  • 10 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Sudo is a program for Unix-like computer operating systems that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user, by default the superuser. It originally stood for "superuser do" as the older versions of sudo were designed to run commands only as the superuser.

    • ...Show all comments
    • husoski
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      So, it's really "switch user do"...but trying to tell anybody that today is probably like trying to tell someone what "hacker" really means.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 months ago

    think of like "Run as Administrator" in windows. Sudo is super use do something command.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 months ago

    sudo is a program for Unix-like computer operating systems that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 months ago

    sudo is an abbreviation of “super user do” and is a Linux command that allows programs to be executed as a super user (aka root user) or another user. It's basically the Linux/Mac equivalent of the runas command in Windows.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 10 months ago

    Interesting answers here. Never thought about the application of the word; here, all along, I thought it was Spanish for something you wear.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • keerok
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Super User DO?

    Execute a command as a super user or root.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Fat Asian wrestlers, but not quite as good as sumo ones.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    It's short for "sususudio." I could tell you what it means, but Phil Collins explains it best. You'll feel so good if you just say the word.

    https://youtu.be/r0qBaBb1Y-U

    Youtube thumbnail

    ?t=43

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Perfect example...Go to the Philosophy section...there are plenty of pseudo-intellectuals there.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 months ago

    pseudo is generally used in one of two ways: to indicate a fake or imitation of a thing, or to indicate that the thing is an imperfect version of a thing, semi-real (partly real) but not truly real. Pseudonym would be a fake name whereas pseudo-logic means not really logic even if it tries to look like it.

    Pseudo-something is generally used to say "nice try, but no" about a thing. It is a poor knock-off of a real thing and it doesn't take much to see how fake it really is. A cheap substitute or cheap imitation.

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.