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Old 08-03-2003, 02:20 AM   #1
Rave_T
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Basic commands in Mandrake/Linux


I want to logging as the root user so i have fully acces to all folders and files. How can i do that? When i start Mandrake i only got my one created user and that user is apparently not the root user..

How can I as I am working in a consol. delete files and folders??

Where can i go and get programs for my Linux system. I finally got my ADSL connection to work
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:33 AM   #2
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in console type
su -
then your root password to become root.
deleting files:
rm filename
delete folders:
rm -r foldername
you can also use -f option with those 2 commands to force the execution. About downloading the software, you go to the site of the software u want.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:59 AM   #3
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Here, you may find this helpful:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/L...-commands.html
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:40 AM   #4
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You should not login as root and use a Window manager system - therefore Mandrake doesn't give you the option to log into the GUI as root. If you don't set a root password, GUI tools which need root access will automatically attain root status - if you did set a password (recommended) you will be asked to enter the password first. This way you always know when you are going into root status (for example when you open the Mandrake Control Center).

Apart from the su command which has already been mentioned you can choose terminals from the start menu, either a normal one (as the user you are at the moment) or in 'system administration mode' (note that I am translating from a German version here, the option might be called something similar) which will also ask for the root password and give you root status.

If you are on a console anyway you can always logout and enter 'root' at login and then the appropriate password. You can also switch between different terminals using Alt + F1 ... F7 with the last one being the GUI (to leave the GUI for a console you need to press Ctrl + Alt + F1 ... F6 - your window session will not be affected).

Robin
 
  


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