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10.5: Enable the root user
Authored by: GlowingApple on Oct 29, '07 11:05:37AM
Oops, should have read your comment first. I see you mentioned the same method.

As a Linux user (as well as Mac user), I have had my share of dealings with the root user. If used properly and with a little extra thought, it's not a problem. Used carelessly, it can be disastrous. As root, I once ran rm -rf * on my box to delete everything in a scripts folder, not realizing I switched to another tty whose $PWD was /. Ended up deleting my entire OS. It was a test box, so no worries, but could have been a tragedy had it been a more important system.

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10.5: Enable the root user
Authored by: Fairly on Oct 29, '07 04:27:47PM

Why are you people only concerned about what YOU might do? Listen to Rob - don't listen to these people. Unless you're really super advanced you should never have root enabled and even the super advanced users enable it only to completely cripple it. So do NOT listen to them unless you want to be super-pwned. Listen to Rob.



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