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Re: root user of cygwin

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!
> Lufang


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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