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Ashley Moran work at
Wed Sep 14 03:54:18 PDT 2005

Bob Johnson wrote:
 > On 9/11/05, legalois <legalois at> wrote:
 >>According to Wikipedia (
 >>The name of a famous American baseball player (1899-1970) " rise
 >>to the name used for many "root" system accounts under the UNIX
 >>operating system."
 >>But that does not explain when, how or why?
 > When you find out, please update the Wikipedia entry!  You ought to be
 > able to track down who made that edit in Wikipedia, and ask them for
 > more details.

Just as a wild guess... if you write Charlie's name with his initals you 
get CHRoot.  Could that be it?


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