Access ROOT User on a Mac

Countless times I've searched and searched for how to access root for administrative duties on a mac. Each time I was met with a "just use sudo" in some way shape or form. But what happens when you truly want to be ROOT?! For whatever reason, if you're not able to do what you need to do as a sudo'd root or maybe you've been tired of typing "sudo" for any sequence of commands, There's a solution.

sudo su -

will get you that long-loved # prompt on the command line. Of course, your normal user needs to be an administrator on the box for it to happen.. but you expected that anyway, right?

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