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Old 06-14-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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root command


What is the diference/mean of normal user and root command ?
 
Old 06-14-2003, 04:12 PM   #2
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As root you can do everything (for example: delete the whole filesystem by mistake), as a normal user - only what your permissions allow you to do.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 04:53 PM   #3
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as root u can do whatever u want,deleting n editing system files which u cannot usually do as a normal user unless the permissions are changed by the root.as root u can also create new users
 
Old 06-14-2003, 05:57 PM   #4
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just run as a normal user most of the time because that way you can't really screw anything up with your system. If you need to edit a system file such as your xf86config file you have to go and get root permission.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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hi,

i just started off with Linux and trust me there a lot of difference between those two! Root has all rights/access and it is root that decides who (normal users) get what right/access. root can change the imp. files ( for eg. *.config et al.)

i guess, as you work more (as normal user), we come to knw the differences!
 
  


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