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Re: root user of cygwin
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Lu Fang <lufangprc at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 12:19:09 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: root user of cygwin
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Lu Fang wrote:
> Hi, all
> Can anyone tell me which user is the root user on cygwin? I'm not sure about
> this concept of "root user" , if I want to login to cygwin as root user,
> which account should I use? I installed cygwin under win2k operating system,
> and there is no any system user name "root". Can anyone help? thanks a lot!
There is no single root user. Even on Linux nowadays, multiple privileged
users are created for specific tasks. What do you need root *for*? Just
for the satisfaction of saying "I'm logged in as root"? Or do you need
specific privileges? If so, which ones?
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