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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by filburt1, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    Is it possible to log in as root so everything, including the Finder, runs as root?
     
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    if you want to only run specific apps as root, i'd suggest Pseudo.
     
  4. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    Jack: Cool :)
    harleyb: Nope, the whole system :)
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    knock on wood :eek:

    isn't that... risky to be logged in as root all the time?
     
  6. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    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.
     
  7. harleyb

    harleyb Peasant

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    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...
     
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    A pseudo sudo?
     
  9. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    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.
     
  10. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Yes. Regular user accounts are for sissies :P
     
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    Would logging in as root improve game performance by increasing available RAM and other system resources?
     
  12. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    All it does is give you extreme rights, not free up resources :confused:
     
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    cowofwar Peasant

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    You baffle me.
     
  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    meaning no :p
     
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    MisterHalleck Peasant

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    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??
     
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    filburt1 Peasant

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    I tried it; it's just like any other user account except you can hose your system.
     
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    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    I have yet to use the root account on either of my Macs.
     
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    0111000001100100 Peasant

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    you should try it, it's fun...rummaging through other users folders, deleting random files, ahhhh good times good times.
     

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