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Old 09-30-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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Root permissions for a user

Is there a way I can set up myself with root permissions? I just got Linux installed (Mandrake 10.1) and if I'm logged in as myself whenever I go to change a setting I get prompted for the root password. Also, I can't run any scripts because I'm not logged in as root. Is there a way to fix that? I did add myself to the root group.
Old 09-30-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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Look for the "sudo" command:

however, the hole point of Linux is to protect the system by not using root unless necessary. You don't need to logout and in again to become root, just open a terminal and type "su". If you really want to play around with a user with root privileges, just login as root all the time... pretty bad idea though...


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