add superuser to a user
Marcelo Magno T. Sales
mmtsales at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 12:47:03 UTC 2009
Em Domingo 08 Novembro 2009, William escreveu:
> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 00:31 -0300, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> > Em Domingo 08 Novembro 2009, William escreveu:
> > > I'm the only one that use my computer I would like to know how to
> > > add super user access to my user so I do not have to run sudo and
> > > to install software ?
> > That's not a good idea. Running a GUI (and many other softwares) as
> > root may open security breaches which will make it easier for an
> > attacker to compromise your system. Also, it makes easier for
> > yourself to inadvertently / unknowingly run software that can
> > damage your system. So, using sudo is useful to protect your system
> > from yourself, as well as from others.
> > If you still want to do this anyway, you need to change your user
> > ID to 0, which is root UID. Edit /etc/passwd (using sudo) and
> > change the number right after the second ":" at the line of your
> > user account to 0 (probably it is currently 1000, if this is the
> > user you created while installing the system).
> > Again, it's not advisable to do this.
> > 's
> > Marcelo
> I do not this I will do it then ?
Sorry, I do not understand what you mean. Please rephrase.
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