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Questions tagged [root]

The name of the main administrative user commonly used in *nix based systems.

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chown is not changing symbolic link

I'm trying to change the user/group of a symbolic link with the command: $ chown -h myuser:mygroup mysymbolic/ But it's not changing. I'm logged in as root. The current user/group is set to root:...
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How to Login as a root in Fedora Core 11 GUI?

I am working on a legacy system which requires me to login as a root in linux. I used to do it with my FC6. I know sudo, su but It is very comfortable to stay as a root in GUI. Is there any clean ...
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Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO )? [closed]

Is there Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO ) ? I want to use it for programming in which I have to use / file system very frequently. What I need is any good linux ...
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Download and install newer KDE without root access?

Without being root, is it possible to download a newer version of KDE and use that as your window manager for a RealVNC server?
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Who knows an alternative to thawte's discontinued personal mail certificate service?

Here's the news: Thawte delivered the message about stopping it's free mail certification a week ago (by means of an an unsigned email). StartSSL offers similar service, as well as CA Cert. But I ...
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Running an application with root (or admin) privilages

I want to run MAMP Pro as root (or admin) under Mac OS X. MAMP starts up an Apache server on port 80 and because it's a low port, it I have to type my password in every time I start it up or shut it ...
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How to recover Ubuntu user password

A while ago I've installed Ubuntu as a second OS on my laptop, just to try out Linux. I have created one user & gave it admin privileges. Haven't touched it for a while, and, of course, forgot ...
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How do I enable the root account in Mac OS X?

I know how to enable root account on Mac OS X Leopard, but not Snow Leopard or newer OS X versions. How can I do it?
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How do I run a launchd command as root

I have the following launchctl command as a .plist file. It's loaded and set to run once a day but, it needs to run as root and I'm not sure how to verify this. Also, this cron job basically CDs ...
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How can I pass Root Password to a script

I have the root password in one of my scripts and I want to launch another script which requires root permission from this script. How can I use the root password which I have so that I do not have to ...
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Change Superuser name in Ubuntu?

I mistyped my superuser. It should be "masi" instead of "maasi". I do not want to configure and install all packages again. How can I change it?
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Perl script running as root can't do root things

We are running RedHat Enterprise ES 5 on x86_64. We have a perl script which does, amongst other things: make a directory copy dot files into it chown the whole thing The target directory is an ...