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Re: root in FC 10

--- On Fri, 12/5/08, homburg tips-Q com <homburg tips-Q com> wrote:

> From: homburg tips-Q com <homburg tips-Q com>
> Subject: Re: root in FC 10
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 4:56 PM
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2008 08:25:15 -0500
> Robert Moskowitz <rgm htt-consult com> wrote:
> > 
> > Already done that. Just chirping in again about why
> > someone relatively sane would want to log in as
> root...
> > 
> I'm sure that I will get blasted for writing this but
> this
> is an issue that seems overdone. Whatever self-inflicted
> damage I can do as root I can do with su.
> There are many reasons that I like to boot into a new
> install as root to L5. There are quite a few things
> that need to be done as root. Sure, I can do all of these
> tasks from a terminal command line in L5. However, it is
> more time consuming and sometimes arcane (trying to find
> the correct executable). 
> I don't think that best practices preclude logging in
> as
> root. In contrast, I think that the idea is to use an
> alternate user as your regular log-in, using root only as
> required. Again, I am unable to appreciate a great deal of
> difference between logging in as root and using su
> providing that you are only logging in as root to do system
> configuration and maintenance. 
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nothing wrong with your reasoning except that you can't constrain everybody to accept *your* logic

such is the stuff of religious wars

live and let live


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