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

On many operating systems root is the user that is granted all privileges on a system and thus has access to all files and is allowed to perform any action.

Although the name "root" is commonly used as the system's so called "superuser" in Unix-like systems, other user names may be used depending on the operating system.

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