8.2. Running Commands as a Privileged User
Some commands or scripts in this manual are intended to be run as a privileged user who can become
root via sudo. Compared to running an entire command or script directly as
root (see Running Commands as root), this approach has the security advantage of being granular -- only those portions of the command or script that require
root privileges will have
To run a command in this context, simply type the command listed in the manual. Depending on your system's sudo configuration, you may be prompted for the user's sudo password.