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

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Oct 11 08:12:02 PDT 2007

On 10/11/07, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> > In my case, william is better than root. I can never login to my GNOME
> > desktop through GDM by root. A root account is absolutely useless to me.
> I use gnome and there is not a single thing I can not do with a root
> account that I can't with one.

this also works for other accounts for example I am a one person
company and thus have to maintain the software I sell as well as the
web site for it.   for this reason I keep two accounts one for
development and one for the web page and I su to them (yes I do GUI

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