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    SubjectRe: Username "root" unique?
    On Sun, 15 Nov 1998 wrote:

    > Hi,
    > 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?
    > I don't want to lock myself out ... =;)
    When I had a lot of VAXen to maintain, I used "system" instead of
    root. It worked okay...

    root:PASSWORD:0:0:System Administration:/root:/bin/bash
    system:PASSWORD:0:0:System Administration:/root:/bin/bash

    Dick Johnson
    Penguin : Linux version 2.1.127 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
    Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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