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    SubjectRe: Username "root" unique?
    On Sun, 15 Nov 1998 jens@pinguin.conetix.de wrote:
    > how would a Linux system react if I changed "root" to something else
    > (preferably "bofh" :), but kept the UID/GID the same?
    >
    > I.e. do all the tools and right mechanisms rely on UID/GID or on the
    > /etc/passwd|shadow user NAME?

    There's no reason you can't keep "root" and add an account named "bofh"
    that also has uid 0 and gid 0. Those silly berkeley people often do this
    so that they can have a second root account that uses a real shell instead
    of csh, for those occasionaly moments when they become lucid and realize
    that csh is the work of the devil.

    --Tim Smith


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