root password?

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Feb 5 01:59:37 UTC 2008

Steve Flynn wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2008 3:31 PM, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>> Pete Clapham wrote:
>> The point is, that you'd be pretty much unique if, having done "su"
>> you "knew" you were a superuser.  People do that, and then forget...
> They often remember *immediately* after deleting something they don't
> have a backup of and would really have preferred to keep. Hopefully
> they only do this once...
> <cue numerous people claiming they run as root all the time and have
> NEVER had an accident with their elevated permissions>
Not me!  I have had two major accidents that way (well, on my system - there
was also the time I brought down a major bank...).

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