Simon Skogh simon at
Wed Sep 13 22:01:19 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 17:54 -0400, David McCormick wrote:
> How do you log in as root? I never was asked to enter a root password
> during the install.
> David

Any command that needs to be run as root can be done with sudo. For
example, if you need root-privileges to create a file, "touch filename"
won't work, but "sudo touch filename" will. If you want to "log in"
within the terminal as a root user, you can issue "sudo -i" and you will
be considered root. For graphical applications, it's recomended to use

There are ways to activate root as its own account, but as far as I
know, there really isn't a reason for it.

If you still want more information, this site might help:

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