Two of the most fundamental tools of the modern Unix like command line, sudo and su, are being rewritten in the modern language Rust as part of a wider effort to get critical but aging infrastructure pieces replaced by memory safe counterparts. As detailed at Prossimo , a joint team from Ferrous Systems and Tweede Golf , with support from Amazon Web Services, is reimplementing sudo and su. These utilities allow a user to perform actions with the privileges of another user typically a higher l

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