sudo:Super User DO
It is a way to grant users the rights to execute system commands.
If chris is the host try this
sudo -h chris ls -l /root
-h, --help display help message and exit
-h, --host=host run command on host (if supported by plugin)
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 18 23:52 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 18 23:52 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 18 23:52 Downloads
or you can remove "root"
sudo -u chris ls -l /
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jan 18 20:32 bin -> usr/bin
"The root directory is the directory on Unix-like operating systems that contains all other directories and files on the system and which is designated by a forward slash ( / ).
The use of the word root in this context derives from the fact that this directory is at the very top of the directory tree diagram""