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Old 01-30-2013, 04:16 AM   #1
shivam.mcr
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Question rename root?


i want to rename my administrator name from root to "xyz" so plz help mee.......
thnkx..
shivam arora
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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on redhat based distributions use the following command as as "root" user

usermod -l xyz root

on ubuntu

sudo usermod -l xyz root
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:34 AM   #3
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May I ask why you would want to do this?
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #4
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May I ask why you would want to do this?
i second that
?? why ?
xyz might cause all kinds of problems

also PLEASE do not use "text speak"
Please is not spelled "plz"
 
Old 01-30-2013, 05:09 AM   #5
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What do you want to achieve by renaming root user? Any specific issue(s)?

As aleady suggested above, it can be done using useradd command, but as far as I am concerned, it might cause many other problem with your system.
 
  


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