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  1. #1
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    Angry Terminal

    what is meant by "being root" in termal. many packages requirs me to be at "root"

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    Re: Terminal

    This explains it all pretty well --> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

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    Re: Terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by memon_saifullah View Post
    what is meant by "being root" in termal. many packages requirs me to be at "root"
    Hi and welcome this may help RootSudo

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    Re: Terminal

    This page gives some background information:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

    Basically 'root' is the superuser which has full access to all aspects of the system. Normally you run your system (and its services) with less privileged users. However, some activities need elevated privileges, but just for specific things. You need root privileges to install system-wide packages, for example because it affects the whole system.

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