Assigning ROOT a password
k7qo at commspeed.net
Mon Apr 28 20:20:44 UTC 2008
On Monday 28 April 2008 11:28:57 Willy Hamra wrote:
> > > I believe "su" originally meant "superuser",
> > Me, too, but since you can "su" to any user, I believe it's come to
> > mean "switch user".
> personally, i believe su means super user
BZZZZZZZZZZTTTT. Wrong answers.
su was originally the "substitute user" UNIX command.
su user_id meant to change to new user and there
are some flags associated with the command. su
with no user_id was to change to root and thus the
urban legend began by those that refused to RTFM
that it meant "super user".
Go back to the AT&T original UNIX manuals.
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