8.2. Running Commands as root

Some commands or scripts in this manual are intended to be run as root. This section describes two methods for doing so.

8.2.1. Running Commands as root With sudo

If you are logged in as a user who can run commands as root via sudo, simply add the following in front of the command listed in the manual 1:

sudo ...

For example, if the command listed in the manual is iptables -F, you would type sudo iptables -F.

8.2.2. Running Commands Directly as root

If you are logged in as root directly, you can simply run the command as listed in the manual, for example iptables -F.


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Footnotes

1

Depending on your system's sudo configuration, you may be prompted for the user's sudo password.