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    I had no idea, always wondered why they used wheel for the sudoers group.

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      I always envisioned it like a spoke on a wheel which gets rotated up to gain privileges.

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        I always thought it came from driving / ‘you take the wheel’.

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      I rather enjoyed the “wheel war” section :)

      UNIX history is such a fascinating rabbit hole. Usually see more MULTICS references but you do see the occasional TOPS-20 one like this.