Who's "Charlie Root"?

legalois legalois at acm.org
Sun Sep 11 04:57:17 PDT 2005

I've been using FreeBSD for quite a few years, and I've sometimes 
wondered but never asked before:
In the FreeBSD standard distribution, why is the user root always named 
There must be some bit of Unix lore or anecdote that explains it.

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