root privileges

Carsten Aulbert carsten at
Mon Jan 22 13:13:23 UTC 2007

Luis Rodrigues wrote:
> hi

> how do i assign a user, root privileges  ??
> I want to have the permissions to change owner without being, of folders
> even if it belongs to root and i want to stop showing up the screen to
> insert root password

I don't know if I understood you right.

But possible solutions are:
(1) Work as root by typing 'sudo -i' entering your password and be done
with it
(2) If you are annoyed of the password entering scheme, you can edit the
sudoers file via 'visudo'. There you can add 'NOPASSWD:' to the admin
group line.

Both solutions are not good ones (security wise), but that's upon you to
decide what you can live with.



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