Why does root belong to any groups in a Centos 5.8 new install?
When doing a new Centos 5.8 installation, I found that the root user was assigned to several groups (see below). My understanding is that root is all powerful and I don't understand what the point of adding root to 1(bin), 2(daemon), 3(sys), 4(adm), 6(disk), and 10(wheel) is. Any thoughts? Thanks
[root amp; localhost ~]# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)
PS. I accidentally posted a similar message (and two others) to a non-linuxquestions.org forum, but meant to only do so at this one. I am not a "double poster" by nature, and apologize in advance.