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Old 06-30-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Smile how to add user to root group


hi i know dats odd but i m new to linux nd can any one of u help me how to do dis...... i mean to add my user account to root group
 
Old 06-30-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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what you exactly want to do here???
1)Are you want a normal user to do roots work?
2)Are you want to add user to root group?
3)Are you want user to become root?

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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hi i know dats odd but i m new to linux nd can any one of u help me how to do dis...... i mean to add my user account to root group
Would it be possible to ask your questions in English?
Thanks,
jdk
 
Old 06-30-2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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I think you might want "sudo" - see my http://aplawrence.com/Basics/sudo.html

If not, maybe you mean you want to be in the "wheel" group?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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It's probably not a good idea to have more a "root" user than root him- or herself. That's part of Linux security--since you do most of your day to day computing with limited privileges, it's harder for malware or an intruder to get lose inside your machine.

Some distros just won't let you have more than one user with root privileges. Some don't even give you the ability to login directly as "root." (That's about my only beef with Ubuntu--if I have root stuff to do, I like to login as root, get it done, and get out.)

Aside: It is easier for others to understand what you want and help you when you try to write in standard English.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by vap16oct1984 View Post
what u exactly want to do here???
1)Are u want a normal user to do roots work?
2)Are u want to add user to root group?
3)Are u want user to become root?
We speak English here on LQ. Not AOL speak.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #7
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Hi,
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hi i know dats odd but i m new to linux nd can any one of u help me how to do dis...... i mean to add my user account to root group
Welcome to LQ!

The way you composed your post does make things difficult to understand your request.

Quote:
excerpt from 'man su';

NAME
su - change user ID or become super-user

SYNOPSIS
su [-] [username [args]]

DESCRIPTION
su is used to become another user during a login session. Invoked with-
out a username, su defaults to becoming the super user. The optional
argument - may be used to provide an environment similiar to what the
user would expect had the user logged in directly.
'root' has control of your system. One 'superuser' per machine will alleviate the possibility of future problems that could bite you. If 'su' on a system then that user must have the 'root' password.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
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imagine if people were also to write code if they'd write like that...

hm, might actually explain so many bugs all over the place... :|
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:18 AM   #9
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OK, now to answer the original question, you add your user to the root group by the following command
usermod -G root -a <username>
Note, on some systems the -a option is not available, so you'll have to list all groups your user is already a member of, after -G
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #10
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you can add your user under the wheel group in group file to get root privileges for the user.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 05:02 AM   #11
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Where is the real requester(vickey.007) gone, without explaining what he really wants.

Gery:- Well gery it's a english not AOL lang.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 05:34 AM   #12
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create normal user
Through root user
su -
adduser <username>
then uncommint the file through command
visudo

this is the line remove #

## Same thing without a password
#%wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

then
using command give the username as admin rights.

usermod -G wheel <username>

now you apply root command through above normal username
but add sudo in start of each

EG:

sudo any_root_command
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:48 AM   #13
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Hi,
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Where is the real requester(vickey.007) gone, without explaining what he really wants.

Gery:- Well gery it's a english not AOL lang.
It's Gary (aka onebuck) by the way.

'u' for you is not English. Nor any of the other type AOL speak.

To use that type of language is just plain laziness and very difficult to read for understanding especially when scatter throughout any written language.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #14
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Well Gery,
You can't call it laziness. Its a intelligence. Its not hard to understand if you are
using it intelligently. It saves your time. It help to resolve the problem as quick as possible.
especially its useful when you are loaded with a bunch of work.

Hope you understand what i am trying to explain.

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Old 07-02-2009, 08:49 AM   #15
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by vap16oct1984 View Post
Well Gery,
You can't call it laziness. Its a intelligence. Its not hard to understand if you are
using it intelligently. It saves your time. It help to resolve the problem as quick as possible.
especially its useful when you are loaded with a bunch of work.

Hope you understand what i am trying to explain.

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Yes, it's laziness! It has nothing to with intelligence but an abbreviated form of teen speak that has mutated across the media. Universal speech and the written language should be formed with thought to the presentation. It may save your time but it still does not present a fluid presentation or even help someone to clearly understand your meaning. Back to AOL if you need to communicate in this manner.

If your loaded with work then why are you attempting to assist someone with poorly presented material?
 
  


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