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Old 2nd May 2023
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Default Two core Unix-like utilities, sudo and su, are getting rewrites in Rust

From https://arstechnica.com/information-...rites-in-rust/:
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-level superuser) without having to learn and enter that other user's password. Given their age and wide usage, the Prossimo team believes it's time for a rework.
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