So, I have a little server colocated a few thousand miles away. I changed the username of my user account using vipw.
However, I did not realize that the UID did not carry sudoers privilege.
Now, I have no way of running any commands that require root access. I can't change my username because there is only one account on the system you can't change the username of an active account with usermod and I have no way of running vipw.
All I need to do is change the username back to what it was before, and I should be good to go.
Any ideas on how to do this?
Please no lectures. In all my years of running servers, I have never had a set-up quite like this particular server and I missed what should have been obvious.