Subject: Re: non-root user executes root shell?
To: Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Collver <email@example.com>
Date: 10/03/2004 05:26:48
On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 08:15:57AM -0400, Brian wrote:
> I've been meaning to ask; sudo is a Linux-ism, right? Which is why it
> is not part of the standard distribution but a pkgsrc add-on? And un*x
> "really" had just su?
You can find sudo mentioned as far back as 1985 on usenet, so it
predates Linux by a few years. Un*x had just su, but frequently
utilities such as sudo or su2 are installed by administrators.