Root password???

Nicholas Thomas lupine at
Fri Apr 7 10:00:26 UTC 2006

>> This is how OSX does it , I don't remember windows users screaming
>> much about that. It's a new OS to them anyway. 
> Exactly :) Only old-time linux/unix users (old-time of course being
> fairly relative) are complaining :)
> Windows users just think that they don't have full control since their
> normal user can't mess things up. It takes a while for them to get used
> to that, but 99% love it :)
I actually discovered a situation that sudo didn't seem to be able to
cope with, recently. I changed my computer's hostname, and whenever I
tried to sudo, it was going on about how it couldn't resolve the
address... and of course, that included bringing the network interface
down, &c.

Needless to say, I was glad that I'd enabled the root account on my
first day ;). su still worked...



(Oh, alright, so a reboot would have solved the problem just as well.
But still)

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