In pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution you use sudo or su, What's the right choice for FreeBSD 10 ?

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FreeBSD does support sudo it's likely just not installed by default. Installation instructions are here, titled: FreeBSD: Install sudo Command To Execute A Command As The Root.

As root:

FreeBSD < 10

# pkg_add -r sudo

FreeBSD 10+

# pkg install sudo

The default sudoers file is located here: /usr/local/etc/sudoers. To edit it and add rules you need to use the visudo command.

$ su -
$ visudo

Then to give a user access to everything as root:


To become root (as userX):

$ sudo -s
$ sudo -i
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