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Old 06-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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User with root privileges

This will probably sound like a silly question and a "why would you want to do that?", but...

Is it possible to set up a new user account with all the privileges of "root"? Or, if possible, to change the login name itself of "root" to something else? Like a name of my choosing?

Old 06-18-2004, 12:08 PM   #2
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Have a look at sudo.

The other way I can think of, is to create the new user, add it to all the groups, and change the path to include /sbin /usr/sbin.

Still this is a very bad idea,
Old 06-18-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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Just add a new user with UID 0. In Unix, any user with UID 0 has root priviliges (just adding the user to all the groups is not enough, there are certain system functions that check for the 0 UID). As leonscape said though, this isn't a good idea in general.


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