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    root access

    How to give root access to the normal user means what ever rights to the root those roots have to given to the normal user how to do this.

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    You can use the su command to gain root privileges.

    Go to a terminal or console and run man su for more info on using the command.

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    What you are suggesting is a very bad idea. If a user has all root privileges, then it means that your system can be easily compromised via your user account and you can damage your system whilst logged in as a normal user. If you need root privileges, temporarily switch to root using su. Another option is to use sudo to give the normal user limited root privileges.

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