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Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!

Basically, according to PJ, this is a personalized version. Most of use
use the sudo(8) command frequently, and Debian and derivatives no longer
allow direct root access.
Before sudo(8) became part of most distros, many Unix users simply wrote
their own tool to become super user for a short time.  It's been a
while, but if I recall, VMS also had a similar way that authorized users
could acquire privileges. I would love to see Microsoft sue the Linux
community on this one, especially since tools like Sudo were essentially
in use before there was a Microsoft.

Here is the URL for the patent #7617530
but you can simply go to the above URL

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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