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If I sudo /bin/bash, the who and w command does not show a root login on Mac OS X. How do you enable this?

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There is a log in the /var/log directory called auth.log where you can see if somebody su or sudo to root.

Dec 23 00:32:43 hostname su: user to root on /dev/pts/3
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