Assigning ROOT a password
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Mon Apr 28 18:36:16 BST 2008
Michael Leone wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
>> >> I administer a CentOS system that has a root account. I don't know
>> >> the root password; since I've never had physical access to the
>> >> system, I probably couldn't ssh in as root anyway; and I've never
>> >> had any trouble administering it via sudo.
>> > Others do things differently. BTW, were you an employee of the company
>> > who owned the CentOS system? Some places I know won't give the
>> > password to consultants (preferring to use sudo, as you do - hey, that
>> > rhymes! :-)),
>> It does? I always assumed - despite the fact that the "do" in sudo
>> probably really is "do", that sudo rhymes with pseudo (as in
>> "pseudo-root" access).
> I've always heard it as "do" - as " su [sue] do", or "(s)witch (u)ser
> - do" the command.
I believe "su" originally meant "superuser", but from the sudo website
http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/intro.html: "Sudo (su "do") allows a system
administrator..." certainly implies it should be pronounced "doo", but
it'll always be "pseudo" to me :-)
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