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What is su?


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What is su? - superuser

Superuser/Root In Linux - What Is It?

Each time you try to make any critical system changes through the command line or GUI, you will be prompted for a password. You can log in as root(alternatively called superuser) to avoid this.

The superuser, also known as root, is the top level user - allowing administrator use to edit/change/install programs. It is not recommend you login as root user, as you can wipe the HDD.

But, if you really must use root user, here is how to...
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