How to run Cygwin as the root user ?

Clement, Sebastien Sebastien.Clement@RNCan-NRCan.gc.ca
Mon Oct 4 18:18:00 GMT 2010


Thank you Larry for this,

Note: I was unsure on how to reply to this so that the thread would be
followed. What's the best way ?

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Re: How to run Cygwin as the root user ?
* From: "Larry Hall \(Cygwin\)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot
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* To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
* Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 17:36:26 -0400
* Subject: Re: How to run Cygwin as the root user ?
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On 10/1/2010 5:23 PM, Clement, Sebastien wrote: 
A very basic question but how can we do that ? 

Cygwin runs as whatever user you start it as.  Log in and run
it.  If you need to switch users, you should install the
'openssh' package, read the readme and configure it, and
use 'ssh'.  There is no 'root' user in Windows and therefore
Cygwin.  Something close (but certainly not at all the same)
is "Administrator".

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