Terminology: wheel

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat May 26 01:45:19 UTC 2012

What inspiration (or maybe logical thought) is behind the
_naming_ of the "wheel" group?

I could find many explainations of what "wheel" is, what it
is for and how it is used (basic knowledge, I know), but I
couldn't find anything that states why this name has been
chosen. From other UNIX systems I know that there are groups
performing similar functions, but having different names
(such as "sysadmin" on Solaris prior to RBAC).

This question definitely shows my age. :-)

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