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Old 10-06-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Make A Full Access User

I want to make a account with full rights as root has, but i dont know the command to do so thru ssh.

Can someone help me out?

Old 10-06-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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I want to make a account with full rights as root has
no you dont... you may think you do. but you dont.

if you need a normal user to perform certain tasks as root, use "sudo"


man sudo
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You really don't want to do that. This is just one examle why.
Old 10-06-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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Agreed - if you need root privs, then either log in as root, or do an su. Setting up an "secondary root" user is a poor idea. What factors are causing you to want to do this? -- J.W.
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I don't know which distro you are using. There may be groups setup as such as wheel that allow you more access, although not as much as root.

If you want to give permission to certain users to run particular commands, you may want to have them do so using the sudo command. The configuration file is the /etc/sudoers file, which is edited with the visudo command.

sudo, sudoers and visudo have their own man pages.


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