I entered sudo bash and I can't get back to the normal command prompt mode. Exit just closes the terminal. A restart didn't help either.

I would like to exit the bash mode so I don't mess anything up. Thanks!

  • sudo bash causes the shell to work with root account. What you exactly did? What do you mean by normal command prompt mode?
    – Kulfy
    Commented Jul 7, 2019 at 18:31

2 Answers 2


Just switch the user back to your normal user (username)

su username

Additional you can run sudo -k to emtpy the password cache, so next time you run a sudo command you have to enter the password again.


Does running the command reset help?

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