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Old 12-01-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
sillyman
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Question Creating user in linux with the same or less privilage as root


I think working and login with "root" in a linux box is not a good idea.
So if we login with another user with a super user privilages, it is much better than login with "root" with administrative privilages.

My question is:
How we can have a user with all rights of "root" or little bit let?

Appreciated in advanced.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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I would never suggest having a user with all the root privileges. You can give certain privileges to users, using sudo, but I usually just use "su" and "su -c" when I install software or doing some quick system administration work.
 
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Quote:
I think working and login with "root" in a linux box is not a good idea.
So if we login with another user with a super user privilages, it is much better than login with "root" with administrative privilages.

My question is:
How we can have a user with all rights of "root" or little bit let?

Appreciated in advanced.
If you replicate roots power you take the dangers
with you ... as reddazz pointed out: for admin-tasks
either sudo or su.


Cheers,
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