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Re: [Desktop] What accounts on a machine?

Alan Chandler wrote:
... snipped root vs. administrator vs. some other name ...
Formally root is uid=0 gid=0 - but does the name "root" stem from anything more than the entry in /etc/passwd? Could it be changed. Would things still work of it was?

you can add another user with user id 0, so root would still be used wherever hardcoded but user could use admin or joe or whatever to perform administrative tasks.

IMO we should stay with root. it's not that hard to learn. part of the culture:-)


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