The Role of root
Linux Gazette introduces us to
the role of root.
"That one very special account is the super user. The login name is always root and the user number associated with it is always 0. This user is allowed to bypass the whole permission system. That is, root can change owners and permissions of files it does not own. Unrestricted, the power of root can easily be used to destroy a system."
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 23, 2004 )
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