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no, not possible to have uid 0 associated with more than one user... well actually i guess you could manually add an entry to /etc/passwd, but there's no way that will end well... can you explain your motiviations for wanting to do such an ugly thing?? you're already aware of su and sudo, so i'm lost...
I know this is going to sound bad, maybe funny. It is the inconvenience of using su, and having to keep entering the root password for all root only programs. I would like just an alias name for the root account to log into. I am using a program NXServer. It will not allow me to VNC to the box as root. I am currently trying to bypass that. One way I thought was just to create an alias name, and then I could login as a userx but still be using the root account.
I know all the other VNC servers will let you login as root. I am just trying this program out. Easy to use and a snap to set up. I just don't like the root restriction.
that's really no justification. if you want an undesirable but logcally sound alternative, just use sudo. if you run something like "sudo /bin/bash" then that will spawn you a root shell by verifying your normal user only. a big security risk if so configured, but that's your call really.
acid_kewpie is right it appears that it is blocking UID 0. MOS JEFF-INITELY thanks for the alias fix. That might come in handy later. I guess I will have to try and tweak the program, or maybe go back to tightVNC. Or.... I guess I could chown all the files owned by root and give the group root read and write. Put my user in the root and wheel group. Then could I just create an alias in .bashrc so when I open a terminal I am automatically the root?