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How to get the initial help on sudo to reappear in Ubuntu

By admin | September 4, 2008

If you’ve used a new, fresh Ubuntu install, you’ll notice that the first time you open the terminal, you would get the following message before your first sudo (or su):

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo ".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

However, after your first sudo or su, this message disappears when you open the terminal. If you (for somewhat reason) need to reactivate this message, simply delete ~/.sudo_as_admin_successful with the following command: rm ~/.sudo_as_admin_successful.

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