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Another way to enable root
Authored by: phildobbin on Feb 02, '02 06:05:33PM

This requires BBEdit. If you choose "Open Hidden" from the File menu in BBEdit, you can gain access to all the system files and the like. To edit them, you need to be logged in as root. When you open them via Open Hidden in BBEdit, you'll see a pencil icon with a line through it in the leftmost end of the status bar. If you click on the Pencil icon, you'll be prompted for your Admin. password and upon entering it, you can edit the chosen files with full root priveliges. Of course, if you save the changes you've altered whichever file you were working on, so be careful out there. (Thanks to John Gruber of Bare Bones Software for this tip).



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