How to Wrestle Control of Sudo With Sudoers

Linux depends upon administrative user permission. Without the elevated permission of root, many commands could not be run. For distributions, such as Red Hat, gaining root permissions means changing to the root user with the command su. Other distributions, such as Ubuntu Linux, opt for a different route. That route is sudo. By taking advantage of the sudo system, an administrator gains far more control over who can do what on a system.