root password

John Pierce john.j35 at
Sat Jun 28 05:29:58 UTC 2008

> Sure.. Use it all the time. It's just that there are times *I* need to be root
> to get things done and and sudo just doesn't get it.
> I've been hacking Unix since the mid 80's and Linux since 0.12 (early 1990's).
> I understand the risks.
Then just enable the root account and set a password, then you can su
- all you want.

On my machine, the one I use all the time, I enabled the root account.
 On the other machines in
the house I have left it disabled.

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