If you've never had the chance to use sudo to fire off a higher-level command, you're missing out (and maybe missing the jokes). Here's how to set up an easy-to-use sudo on Fedora, Debian, and other Linux distributions.
Image via xkcd.
Linux Journal provides the know-how and full explanation of what you're setting up when you make a quick change to one file in your system. The gist of it: open /etc/sudoers in your text editor (and enter the administrative password, if prompted), then:
Scroll down until you find the line
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
and underneath, add the line
[your username]ALL=(ALL) ALL
If that's not a 10-second process for you, read up on Linux Journal's explanation before proceeding.
Setup Ubuntu-style Sudo on other Distributions [Linux Journal]