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Old 02-28-2002, 09:51 PM   #1
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2 roots in Linux box


Does it allow in Linux to have two roots? I mean 2 admin or administrators.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 02-28-2002, 10:16 PM   #2
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yeah... you can do it when you add users, i think by specifying their group as root, but I can't remember for sure. Another user can obtain root status by typing 'su' at the command prompt and typing in the root password.
 
Old 02-28-2002, 10:56 PM   #3
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You can make the users uid 0 and he will have most of roots permissions. There are some limitations, but I can't remember them off hand.

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crabboy:x:0:100:,,,:/home/crabboy:/bin/bash
 
Old 03-01-2002, 03:01 PM   #4
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look for sudo.

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Old 03-01-2002, 03:02 PM   #5
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with sudo you can entitle different users to have superuser's priveleges, or you can limit them, devide useres into groups and give certain rights to particular things.

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