How to create a user account with the same permission as "root" ?

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Oct 11 04:25:20 PDT 2007

On 10/11/07, williamkow <williamkow at> wrote:
> Finally, I manage to setup and then KDE 3.5.4 running on FreeBSD
> 6.2-Release.
> I created a user account named "william" and do not assign any group as
> I do not know what are the list of group name for me to select. To start
> KDE, i use command "kdm" but I can only logon using the newly created
> user name "william", but it do not have same permission/access rights as
> "root" account.
> Please show on how to enable this user account, with the same permission
> as root ?

run vipw from the command line and edit the entry's uid and gid (the
3rd and 4th fields).... editing the password file directly is
inherently so you should read all the related documentation and such
(including the format and meaning of each field)

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