Make Ubuntu Stay in Root Mode

By Lowell Heddings on September 11th, 2006

Instead of having to constantly type in ‘sudo’ every time you need to make an admin change, you can use one of these commands to act as root.

To switch to full root mode:

sudo -s -H

To switch to using root mode, but still act as your user account:

sudo -s

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/11/06
More Articles You Might Like

Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

Go check your email!