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Old 03-29-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Norwich NY
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System Wide Permission

I'm running Fedora Core 3 and I'm the only one who uses pc or even gets on the pc.What I want to know is there a command I can issue as root to allow me to read/write to each and every file on the system.I'm not going to screw things up so not worried about that.I do know I could always log in as root but I have my user side all set up the way I want and don't really want to do it all over again.
Old 03-29-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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do you connect to the internet? if so, it is a very bad idea to give yourself root priv. for security reasons.

that aside here are several ideas (in order from best scenario, to worst-ie serious security issues)...

1. you can type "su" from the command line, for root priv.
2. you could run programs from gui as another user (root in this case).
3. you could make yourself a member of the "root" group.

i'm sure there are many others, but this should get you started.


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