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Old 05-20-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
indy317
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root question?


can we change a "root" to whatever name we want and how if possible?

thanks you very much
 
Old 05-20-2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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edit /etc/passwd file
 
Old 05-20-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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yeah you can change it. the account with UID=0 it the root account. you can change it i guess by changing the replacing 'root' with whatever you want in the '/etc/passwd' file.

but there maybe lot of complications. like the shadow password files and some programs which presume that supereuser account name is 'root'

anyways why do you want to chage, dont you like the word 'root'
do you want something like 'almighty' or the 'all_powerful'
 
Old 05-20-2003, 03:20 PM   #4
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just for the record, changing the name of root is a really really really really bad idea.... don't do it...
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:01 PM   #5
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Perfect thread regarding and altering root's name: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=33769

I suggest reading it before making any changes.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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thanks you guys, i love this forum
 
  


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