More on the "sudo" Command

"sudo" is a command that runs on Linux, Unix, and Mac OS computers that allows you to run commands with administrator privileges.

As noted in Product requirements, running Linux/Unix/Mac OS discovery requires that you have sudo credentials. This is because the discovery process runs the following commands using sudo in order to collect information on Linux distributions:

  • dmidecode: Retrieves hardware inventory information from the BIOS.
  • lshw: Lists hardware information.
  • launchctl: Mac OS: Lists running services.