Mental on Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:56:02 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [Plug] root user

Whats wrong with just using sudo? Its much better for this stuff and it
logs. Maybe I miss the point.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander John Batyi <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Plug] root user

> > Just change the username of uid 0 with vipw.
> This does not create a user it changes the existing account.
> Not that it is a problem but I don't think it is what he asked.
> If you leave the highest account with UID 0 named root then all of your
> files look like the root user owns them when you use ls.  If you add
> another root account with a different name then all the files created
> by either account show "root" ats the owner.  If you change the name on
> "top" root account then the new name will be shown by ls for all files
> owned by UID 0.
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