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README.md sudo: add README file (#7177) Oct 1, 2018
sudo.plugin.zsh Plugin : Sudo - Add support of sudoedit (#5035) Aug 15, 2016

README.md

sudo

Easily prefix your current or previous commands with sudo by pressing esc twice

Enabling the plugin

  1. Open your .zshrc file and add sudo in the plugins section:

    plugins=(
        # all your enabled plugins
        sudo
    )
  2. Reload the source file or restart your Terminal session:

    $ source ~/.zshrc
    $

Usage examples

Current typed commands

Say you have typed a long command and forgot to add sudo in front:

$ apt-get install build-essential

By pressing the esc key twice, you will have the same command with sudo prefixed without typing:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

Previous executed commands

Say you want to delete a system file and denied:

$ rm some-system-file.txt
-su: some-system-file.txt: Permission denied
$

By pressing the esc key twice, you will have the same command with sudo prefixed without typing:

$ rm some-system-file.txt
-su: some-system-file.txt: Permission denied
$ sudo rm some-system-file.txt
Password:
$
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