HELP! Is that possible "creating a user named root but acturallynot the administrator root"

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at
Sat Feb 13 17:49:35 UTC 2010

On 2/12/10, Jason Lin <taosheng.lin at> wrote:
> I try this method, after set the password of "toor",
> I  can't login with the account "toor".

It is possible (I don't remember) that the "toor" account does not
have a shell in the default passwd file. If that's the problem, use
vipw to add the path to a shell as the last field on the line.  The
"root" account should provide a good example, or look at the line for
your own user account. "/bin/csh" should work for recent versions of

- Bob

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