Re: root password
- From: Jeroen Geilman <not@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:56:48 +0200
Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:
FWIW, in another/earlier thread, it was stated that it was
possible to give root a password and then proceed to use it
in the manner considered normal throughout Unix-like systems
What makes you think logging in as root is a "normal" practice under any real OS ?
If you need to do admin work for more than 1 or 2 commands, use
and script yourself a different-coloured prompt to make sure you remember to exit when done.
Bright red usually works for me.
and other Linux distributions--or use the Ubuntu-specific
sudo method. I would be curious about whether there would
be any other complications for a sysadmin who chose to undo
this Ubuntu difference from other systems.
It's not a difference - it may be one of the most important contributions Ubuntu can make to the Linux community.
No, a clued-up sysadmin won't need Ubuntu to tell him that he can't login as root, but it will be a godsend for all the WinDOS migrants.
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