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Alternatives to popular CLI tools: sudo

This article spotlights alternative tools to sudo.

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The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI).

Alternatives to sudo
doasExecute commands as another user
pkexecExecute a command as another user
suRun a command with substitute user and group ID
pleasePolite regex-first sudo alternative
dzdoExecute commands with the privileges of another user
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11 months ago
Have we missed any open source alternatives to sudo? Please let us know!" Read more »

Add please, a daft name but a useful Rust alternative.