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(Preliminary notes on "Sudo")

You will, in instructions about managing a Pi (or other Linux system), be told to "do sudo this, that or the other.

As soon as he/she sees "do sudo...", the experience Pi user knows that the instructions expect you to use the CLI. Nothing profound about that, but I hope it was useful to the very new user of a Pi.

"sudo" derives from "DO as a Super User". The sudo command gives you a way to temporarily become a user with greater powers than the user you are currently using to operate the system. Hopefully, the system will have been set up to require that you enter a password for sudo operations, but that won't necessarily have been done.

Some commands can only be used by certain "powerful" users... and by less powerful users who know about the sudo command, and have been authorized to use it.

Not every user is authorised to use the sudo command. If when you try, perhaps your user doesn't have that permission.

"sudo" is always followed by some "ordinary" command. In other works, something that is a "proper" command, in its own right. The sudo in front of it merely changes the OS's response to seeing that command.

Hope that helped?

I hope that was helpful. Getting started is always so tedious. This page is just a "glossary entry" off of my main "Getting started with Raspberry Pi" page. Feel free to contact me (see below) with comments, suggestions, questions... save the next reader being confused by something? Please cite this page's URI, if you do: qSUPPLY.

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