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
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
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD).
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