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Old 02-07-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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root files: create as root:root or root:wheel?


I am running RedHat 9 and see that files created as root are in group 'root'.

In the systems I have worked on before, root files where created in group 'wheel'.

What are the pros and cons of these two behaviors? (I'll take a history lesson if that helps!) And how do I change the behavior if that's appropriate?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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BSD has a "wheel" group that is populated with accounts that are allow to su to root. I don't believe Linux has such a concept.
 
  


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