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Top Five Terminal Commands Every Ubuntu user Should Know

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Reader Raiyan mailed in with an idea for an article a few weeks back, titled ’Top five commands a new-comer to Linux should know.’

There were literally hundreds of responses, so thanks folks! Below are the five most suggested commands by OMG! Ubuntu! twitter followers.

One | ‘sudo’

‘Sudo’, best thought of as ‘Superuser Do’, allows you to run commands with elevated permissions, typically those of the ‘root’ user.

If you have ever tried to run a command or install an application using the command line only to be told you ‘need to be root’ chances are you need to prefix your command with ‘sudo’.

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