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Authored by: resuna on Jun 04, '06 10:59:48AM

Whether you use "pseudo", "sudo", or any other mechanism to "su", or log in as root, the result is the same... you are running Carbon Copy Cloner as root. There's no difference in your privileges and the risks involved.

A lot of people seem to be confused about the Mac OS X adimistrator account privileges. The thing that makes it an administrator account is that it's in the right group to sudo to root, so Apple's variant sudo that's called whenever that "administrator password" dialog comes up will work.

There's code in other applications that looks at this group as well, but that's all at the application level. As far as OS-level privileges are concerned, the administrative user is just a normal user.

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