The issue is when you need to echo something as root/sudo, that it doesn't work. You can never do a sudo echo to an output file as you'd expect.
Take an example to clear out wasted RAM buffers/cache like this:
sudo echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
-bash: /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches: Permission denied
The solution is to run tee as sudo/root
What we do is echo 1, but then pipe it to the "tee" command as sudo........