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Old 05-22-2002
FTP as Super User

How do you FTP as a Super User? I need to send some files into a cgi-bin directory. I can telnet in as a SU but, cannot figure out how to do it with FTP.


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Old 05-22-2002
Computer Uh...

Type the following line at the command prompt:

sudo ftp

then hit return. You will then be prompted for the superuser password. Type it in, hit return, and you're FTPing as the superuser (as long as your FTP daemon is configured to accept the superuser as a remote login; sometimes they're default configured not to for security reasons).
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Old 05-22-2002
Thank you very much!

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Old 05-23-2002
Lightbulb No problem!

No problem, fbavent! The sudo commmand is a corruption of "pseudo," as in pseudonym, i.e., an alias. Sudo lets you impersonate the superuser for any command line. If you'd like the manual pages for sudo, they're on your system now--type in man sudo to view them. If you'd like one of my patented shiny PDFs of this or any other manual page, just post below--I'll e-mail it to you!
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