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

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Thu Oct 11 04:35:09 PDT 2007


FreeBSD is not Windows.

You cannot have another "root" in the system.

What you can do is the creation of the group "wheel" and put "william" 
into this group.

Allow then all members of "wheel" to access the files needed by the 
group "wheel".

I would not do this as it creates many security wholes.

If you just want to do something as root without being root, use su.


williamkow 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 ?
> Thank you.
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