Happy Birthday Charlie Root. Charlie Whom, btw?

David-Paul Niner dpniner at dpniner.net
Tue Jun 19 21:43:57 UTC 2007

Interesting post.

Type chpass (as root) and you'll see that his full name is actually  
"Charlie &"  The & is substituted with his username, I believe.f

I always thought of the name "Charlie" as a generic term for a man.    
My grandfather always used to say things like "listen here, Charlie..."


On Jun 19, 2007, at 4:40 PM, Patrick Tracanelli wrote:

> For some time I believed that Charlie Root was somehow related to  
> the baseball guy, C. H. Root, and it had some sort of story in this  
> name, chroot, etc. But the CHRoot baseball buy was born on March  
> 17, and today I found out:
> 19 Jun  Charlie Root <root at FreeBSD.org> born in Portland, Oregon,  
> United States, 1993
> So, whats the story? The origin of the name? Did someone actaually  
> existed who was called like that, other than the CHRoot pitcher?
> -- 
> Patrick Tracanelli
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