On Tue 27 Jan 2004 14:32, David Gillen wrote:
> Well you could create another user account and give it a UID
> of 0 and then delete the root user login.
Or you could simple edit the /etc/passwd file and change root to
whatever name you want.
This *will* break things. Any program that looks for the root account by
name will be screwed. i.e. the KDE su program *may* try and su
('substitute user') by using /bin/su and this program does not have an
option to su as a user number rather than a name.
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