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Mommy, They're Speaking in Code Language Again!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/26/11 (3:34pm)

Boy this is a classic: I email one of the IT people at MPOW asking how I can get access to the directory '/usr/local/' on one of the local servers here and he replies:

"You likely need to use: 'sudo -s' to access a root user shell first."

No, really? I'm thinking of returning the compliment and replying to him in Hoch Deutsch.