what is root actually means?

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 20 17:07:39 UTC 2007

dicky s wrote:

>again,its dicky..coming for asking.. these questions
>maybe so ridiculous for you all,a piece of cake for
>experienced users,i guess. the question is : what is
>root?a kind of user? how to log in as root? it seems
>like root have full access and permission to the whole
>system. i am the only user in my kubuntu 7.04, but i
>am not automatically log in as root.. i have no idea
>about these these things.. it has been 2 weeks with
>linux, trying to get closer with it, and i will not
>give up friends..haha..
If you´re the only user, you are root, but the system
will ask you to re-enter your password for access to
administrative functions.

Root, is the system administrator (I think they call it system owner in XP).


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