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by adding normal user to root, wheel group will make it like root, doing every thing he wants, I want to make two accounts on my box having the same ...
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    giving normal user root privilages


    by adding normal user to root, wheel group will make it like root, doing every thing he wants, I want to make two accounts on my box having the same root level privilages to do the maintainence work.

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    This is not safe from a security point of view, but you can then limit what root can do with eg. grsec.

    What you do, is change the uid and gid in the /etc/passwd

    Here's an example:

    user:1000:100::/home/user:

    change that to

    user:0:0::/home/user:

    and it should be working. But sudo or su is more safe.

    Good luck

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