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

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Thu Oct 11 17:26:16 PDT 2007


Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 07:34:54PM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> FreeBSD is not Windows.
> True statement - thank heaven.
>> You cannot have another "root" in the system.
> Unless I misunderstand what you are saying, this is NOT a true statement.
> You can create as many ids with a '0' UID as you want.   It may not be

But they are the same as it is still the same UID. Under WIndows, you 
can create as many 'root' accounts you want.

root is special.
>> Allow then all members of "wheel" to access the files needed by the 
>> group "wheel".
> Not the best idea.
Really not. But at least better than to work as root.

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

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