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10.6: Enable root user on Snow Leopard
Authored by: merosen on Sep 28, '09 09:22:57AM

To enable root in terminal, Try "dsenableroot". You wil be prompted for your password and then what you want as root password and then a confirmation of the root password. "dsenablerood -d" disbles the root password
Here is part or the man page.

dsenableroot -- enables or disables the root account.

dsenableroot [-d] [-u username] [-p password] [-r rootPassword]

dsenableroot sets the password for the root account if enabling the root user account. Otherwise, if disable [-d] is chosen, the root account passwords are removed and the root user is disabled.

A list of flags and their descriptions:

-u username
Username of a user that has administrative privileges on this computer.

-p password
Password to use in conjunction with the specified username. If this is not specified, you will be prompted for

-r rootPassword
Password to be used for the root account. If this is not specified for enabling, you will be prompted for

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