Root password???

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Thu Apr 6 17:28:57 UTC 2006


Ubuntu uses 'sudo' for root access. If you want to run (say) the command 
'ls' as root you type:

sudo ls

It then asks you for a password. Type your usual user password. The same 
one you use to login as a regular user.

By default, Ubuntu has the root account disabled and uses sudo instead. 
This is more secure because it makes it less likely that you'll 
accidentally run something as root. And it's not too inconvenient 
because sudo remembers the password. If you need to type many commands 
as root, you only type the password once.


Facundo Barrera wrote:
> Hello list:
>             I have just installed ubuntu and i dont know the root 
> password????
> Where it is???
> thanks

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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