How to authorize an user non root


Aspiring Daemon

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That would not be a whole system?
It would take lots of work. Your editor must be robust enough to edit a very very large source file. Compile times would be long. Editing one line requires rebuilding everything. The compiler and/or linker might run out of memory and crash.
You would still need to compile and line loadable kernel modules separately. Ditto for user libraries.



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What is the advantage of using anything but su to issue commands as root?

I always make myself a member of the wheel and operator groups but have never used anything but su. I know I'm root and what I'm doing as root. When I'm done I log out to my user account.

I do know I was advised against it when talking about Solaris, but I don't see the advantage of security/sudo and have never even installed it.
I did the same all the time too :). Today I installed security/doas I will try how it works...