[CentOS] root privilleges momentarily

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 08:17:08 UTC 2010

>>> I'm searching for a way to have root privileges momentarily
>>> like on ubuntu with the sudo <user> <command>

>>> I tried su - <command> and su -l root <command> on my CentOS server but
>>> it doesn't work
>>> how should I do ?

>>> sorry for the disturbance I'm new in RH Linux distro

>> Sounds like you have your solution... Install sudo and configure it so
>> that particular users can use sudo to temporarily gain root
>> privileges.  You may even be able to copy your /etc/sudoers from
>> Ubuntu directly to CentOS.

> there's no way to use su without installing new packages ?

su -c

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