Re: How do I "clone" the root account / create a second admin account ?
- From: Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 20:50:35 +0100
In comp.os.linux.misc Wolfgang Hercker <w.hercker@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
As said many times in user guides it is a good practice NOT to
work with the root user itself but a second user.
It is a very good idea to do anything as usual user, never login
to X as root, it shouldn't work anyway with many recent distro
per default and just do tasks requiring rootly powers as root or
$ man -k sudo
sudo (8) - execute a command as another user
sudoers (5) - list of which users may execute what
visudo (8) - edit the sudoers file
The advantage of sudo is you can give rights to others without
giving them root and sudo does pretty good logging of activities.
There are a few GUI tools in the line kdesu and alike, though I
can't tell much, don't use them.
There isn't much sense or win in adding a second root account.
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