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Old 09-21-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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How to add a user in linux to be strong as root


I want to add a user to my RH machine to be strong as root.

Is it possible or I can have only one powerful user ?

thanks !!!
Old 09-21-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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Although you can actually make a user to behave like root, this is not recommended.

You can make use of sudo to assign root like powers to selected users. For example, tou can assign usermanagement (useradd, usermod, userdel, groupadd,groupmod,groupdel, chmod,chgrp,chown, chsh,chage,etc), may be another user to start and stop services...

read the sudo and sudoers man pages
Old 09-21-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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How I start this process?

how to begin ?is sudo is a coammand ?

Old 09-21-2004, 11:58 AM   #4
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Type man sudo in a console.
Old 09-22-2004, 03:12 AM   #5
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You probably don't really want to do this.

What are you trying to accomplish that leads you to try this approach?


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