[ubuntu-uk] Creating 'root' account.

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 20:08:40 BST 2007

...or use the GUI... System->Administration->Users and Groups
Right-click on the user (or make a new one), click the privileges tab, and
check or uncheck "Administer the system".

HTH too,


On 8/4/07, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/08/07, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> > (On a technical front, the user name has to be a member of the admin
> > group to be able to use sudo. Also, by editing /etc/sudoers you can
> > control exactly which commands users can execute. For example, if you
> > wanted to let your kids shut the machine down, you could arrange that
> > without letting them do anything else.).
> Just wanted to point out that you shouldn't edit /etc/sudoers
> directly, but should use the visudo command to do it. It syntax-checks
> the file you've edited before replacing the old /etc/sudoers, so sudo
> won't break if you make a mistake.
> This is especially useful since you'll need to use sudo to edit the
> /etc/sudoers file (or use visudo).
> It's also worth pointing out that, unlike the implication in the name,
> it won't necessarily use vi to edit the file, but will respect your
> EDITOR env. variable setting.
> Hwyl,
> Neil.
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