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