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How to access Time Machine files from Linux
Authored by: scragz on Dec 05, '10 08:35:53PM

Also, most people using this hint are probably on Ubuntu or a related OS - there is no root password by design. You'll need to use

sudo passwd root

to give the root account a password before you are able to use it. sudo is required to do much of anything with the Time Machine volume and using the root account will be helpful if you aim to deal with more than one or two files. Consider disabling it again when you are done - Ubuntu turns it off for a reason and it really isn't needed by 99% of users 99% of the time.

You might be interested to know about sudo shell mode. `sudo -s` will get you a root shell.

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