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Regain lost space hidden in trash on external disks
Authored by: corienti on Jul 03, '08 04:06:17PM

... for 5 minutes since you originally entered the password, until sudo forgets the password.

Or, alternately, you could just be not paranoid about someone maliciously running a sudo command on your computer within the next 5 minutes while you're distracted somehow, not noticing a stranger on your keyboard and in a terminal in time to prevent them carrying out their evil plan... :-)

(whereby they need root access to accomplish their nefarious activities, and for some reason simply deleting your documents isn't sufficiently evil)

sudo -k is worth pointing out, for sure - it's good for people to know about - but your post sounds unnecessarily alarmist, to me :-)

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