giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Sun Aug 12 19:42:53 CEST 2007
On 12 Aug 2007, at 18:01, Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> Eric Heinemann wrote:
>> Ubuntu does not use a root password.
> While that is somewhat true, I'll explain a little further. Ubuntu
> makes extensive use of the sudo command to provide root
> privileges. However, if you have scripts that need to be run as
> root and/or you just don't want to have to type sudo before a
> series of commands, then you can become root by doing "sudo su"
> then setting the root password.
and then your normal password works just as well.
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