Becoming the root user
Most research environment operations, including starting applications and running jobs, should be performed as the user created when the research environment was launched from the launch template. However - for some privileged operations, users may need to change to being the root user. Users can prefix any command they want to run as the root user with the
sudo command; e.g.
sudo yum install screen
To get a Linux shell with root privileges, please login as your standard user then execute the command
Users must exercise caution when running commands as root, as they have the potential to disrupt research environment operations.
Some users may not have root priviledges. This is at the discretion of your admin or system configuration.