Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by filburt1, Sep 1, 2002.
Is it possible to log in as root so everything, including the Finder, runs as root?
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If you leave the root enabled and set it so that you can enter a name and password using the "Log-in" area of "System Preferences", then you can log-in as root.
if you want to only run specific apps as root, i'd suggest Pseudo.
harleyb: Nope, the whole system
knock on wood
isn't that... risky to be logged in as root all the time?
Not all the time, just when I need to nuke things as root and I can't be arsed to use the Terminal or start a Finder as root.
well, you generally don't need to be root all the time...
i mean, it's useful to just be able to launch bbedit as root so you can edit your httpd.conf file without having to use pico or vi in the terminal...
A pseudo sudo?
I always work as root, I've never made myself a normal user account. I don't believe in it. You'd have to be half asleep to do serious damage.
Yes. Regular user accounts are for sissies :P
Would logging in as root improve game performance by increasing available RAM and other system resources?
All it does is give you extreme rights, not free up resources
You baffle me.
well what I know of is that under OS 9 and below you cold hack the boot volume or something so that instead of the Finder running first it would boot with the program of yor choice (so no Finder consuming needed RAM)
So now I'm guessing that logging in as Root merely means you are still running the Finder but are now a uber-godlike-admin??
I tried it; it's just like any other user account except you can hose your system.
I have yet to use the root account on either of my Macs.
you should try it, it's fun...rummaging through other users folders, deleting random files, ahhhh good times good times.
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