Talk:149: Sandwich

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Note that it is more effective to write "sudo !!" to redo the last command but with sudo added to it. -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Using sudo !! outputs the previous command with sudo into your bash (other shells as well) history, so to bash what you said was "sudo make me a sandwich" not "sudo !!". lcarsos (talk) 16:46, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

sudo requires user password, not admin password, but you need to be in sudoers file. --JakubNarebski (talk) 12:14, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

How many people will know the difference? In a typical Ubuntu-family install with only one human user, root doesn't have a password, but the one user who does is a sudoer (and has to use sudo or su to act as root, rather than doing so starting at login). Promethean (talk) 06:08, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

"the user first must type their password" This is not accurate. It is the default, but many domains disable that requirement. 06:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I believe the original comic actually read "Sudo bang bang" instead of "Sudo make me a sandwich". Here's a link to what I think is a copy of the original. I'm not sure which of the two is actually the original. ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The words "bang bang" (particularly the first B) look a bit fuzzy/pixelated compared to the rest of the text, which gives me the feeling that it was edited from this one, which is the original. Zowayix (talk) 23:03, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
If you click on the image (on the Stack Overflow link), it leads you to, which says: 'This just occurred to me' [comic] 'Original comic from xkcd by Randall Munroe', implying it was indeed edited. 20:42, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Also, Randall doesn't make his Gs like that. You can see in the strip immediately previous. 05:16, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
On a different, but totally related note: Here you can find an aptly named little program with which the charming conversation would be: "Make me a sandwich." - "What? Make it yourself." - "Fuck." - "Okay." 08:24, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Comment: This conversation is an easter egg in Google Now on Android tablet. Using voice search to say "make me a sandwich" will give the reply "what? make it yourself", adding "sudo" will get the response "ok". I assume the Google now implementation came later and is based on xkcd. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Siri will also respond "okay" if you say "sudo make me a sandwich:", though she doesn't respond with the XKCD response to "make me a sandwich". 13:32, 27 October 2015 (UTC) (MSC)

This reworked for the Make utility:

$ make sandwich
Must be root
$ sudo make sandwich
cc sandwich
mv sandwich /etc/sandwich
sandwich installed in /etc
$ _

Alexbuzzbee (talk) 02:50, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

  • It also reminds me the Star Trek: Voyager episode where Q tampered with the ship's replicators:
Janeway: "Coffee, black."
Replicator: "Make it yourself."

(But she didn't try "Sudo coffee, black.") - Mike Rosoft (talk) 18:14, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

  • This forfells the advent of Alexa and the other personal home assistants. 20:19, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
  • I wonder whether Cueball pronounces "sudo" the right way (because surely he knows the right way) or the wrong way (engaging his hobby, or matching the expectations of the friend.) 16:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

If the pronunciation of sudo is "soo doo" (because "do" is a word), then should it actually be pronounced "ess yoo doo" — pronouncing "s" and "u" separately (because "su" is an initialism of "super user"/"substitute user")? (Is the su command pronounced "soo" or "ess yoo"?) -- Yfmcpxpj (talk) 14:30, 6 December 2019 (UTC)