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How do I know if I am the root or not? If I am the only user on the machine, wouldn't that mean that I am automatically the root? Is ...
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    How do I know if I am the root or not? If I am the only user on the machine, wouldn't that mean that I am automatically the root? Is the administrator the same thing as root?

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    How do I know if I am the root or not?
    Type the following command

    Code:
    id
    or
    whoami
    Is the administrator the same thing as root?
    You could say that, root is the top user in unix and linux, it has access to everything. Its therefore good that never log on aa root. Create a own account and use only the root account when you want to administrate och configurate something.

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    Andutt

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    How would I even use the root account? How do I login as the root? Do I have to do that in a non-graphical boot manager?

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    In the shell, run "su -" to log you in as root.

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