Permission errors when using sudo

XKCD Comic about Sudo

Sudo is usually the command that gets me past any permission issues on the server or my Mac.


Today I was working my way through setting up Grunt for a responsive project and I was running into issues with the Compass part of the grunt file.

After some googling I found I needed to update the gems and reinstall compass.

This through permission errors even when prefixing the command with sudeo

sudo gem update --system && gem install compass

After a bit of searching I came across a tip that fixed the problem

access root terminal by typing sudo -s

I’m not sure why, but this worked a treat.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *