Rename a user
eighner at io.com
Sat Mar 13 01:06:34 PST 2004
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Nguyen Huu Hoa wrote:
> But can I rename root user?
I would advise you not to change root's user name (which is "root"),
but there is no reason you cannot edit root's full name which is
Charlie. If you want another login for root, see how the entry
for toor is done. Root should not be doing anything public,
such as sending e-mail, so root's name should be immaterial.
Any user with UID 0 should be able to do what root does - or actually
any name with UID 0 is just an alias of root. For example, if you
login as toor, whoami will return "root" and if you cd, you will go
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