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Re: Newbie trouble: How to log on as "root"

On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 05:05:34PM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
>   >Is it possible to change the user-privileges to allow me a large degree of
>   >freedom within the system as "user" (suppose it is, but how?!)
> It is possible, but undesirable to do this.  Part of the reason for not
> operating as root is to protect yourself from your own mistakes.  If you
> are root, it is perfectly possible to wipe out your system with a few
> keystrokes.

It's often useful to change certain work areas outside /home to allow
normal users to write to them. /var/www, in particular. Group project
directories, too.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
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