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Old 08-11-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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changing a users rights

sorry but here is another ridiculous question.

In f4 can someone tell me how to take a user and change his permission to root.
I tried changing the etc/passwd and his group from 500 to 501 but on reboot it gives an error on the xml %gconf.

I guess I'm trying it the old way.
Old 08-11-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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You need to make his uid 0. Of course, then he'll lose ownership of all files, and most likely (with a good config) be unable to login to the GUI.
Old 08-11-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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And in general it's not a good idea to do day to day work as the superuser. You should use sudo oand/r su to give a user account access to root privs when needed.


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