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I let you become super,
It is not permanent though.
If you remove a home,
You won't need to preserve.

Hints:

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no

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Is it

the su command

which can

make you the superuser, and even give you the permission to remove the home directory.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not quite, but very close! $\endgroup$
    – Alan Bagel
    Feb 11, 2022 at 12:39
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Based on the hints, and Wallbreaker5th’s answer, it seems like it might be

sudo rm ~ --no-preserve-root.

Explanation:

‘I let you become super, It is not permanent though.’ ⤳ sudo does exactly this.

‘If you remove a home,’ ⤳ rm ~ removes home.

‘You won't need to preserve.’ ⤳ --no-preserve-root, the start of which is in the hints.

sudo rm ~ --no-preserve-root is a somewhat odd command. Perhaps the answer is the more common sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root?

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  • $\begingroup$ Also very, very close. The answer is within your answer. $\endgroup$
    – Alan Bagel
    Feb 13, 2022 at 18:58
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I let you become super, It is not permanent though. If you remove a home, You won't need to preserve.

Answer:

sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /

I let you become super, It is not permanent though.

sudo does this very thing

If you remove a home, You won't need to preserve.

the "--no" hint combined with "preserve" is referring to "--no-preserve-root", which overrides the rm default behavior of treating "/" specially with regard to recursion (the "-r"). If you use rm with these flags you'll delete all files below /, which is to say all files in the file system.

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  • $\begingroup$ Also very, very close. The answer is in your answer. $\endgroup$
    – Alan Bagel
    Feb 14, 2022 at 15:48

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