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Old 05-23-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
raysr
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Change user name from "root"


I just installed Vector 4.0 and have my user name as "root". How can I change it from "root" to a user name? I see a utility to change the password but not the user (sign in ) name. Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:19 AM   #2
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root is the username for the administrator and should only be used for administering the system
do
man su
and
man sudo
for more information on how to access the root account from a user account.

To create another user issue
adduser
or if your distro doesn't have it
useradd
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:32 AM   #3
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