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nixCraft FAQ Roundup April 27, 2007

Recently updated/posted Linux and UNIX FAQ (mostly useful to Linux/UNIX new administrators or users) :


Allow A Normal User To Run Commands As root Under Linux / UNIX Operating Systems

From my mail bag:

I would like to run few commands such as stop or start web server as a root user. How do I allow a normal user to run these commands as root?

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FreeBSD: Becoming Super User (su) or Enabling su Access For User Account

The superuser is a privileged user with unrestricted access to all files and commands. The superuser has the special UID (user ID) 0. You need to become super user (root) only when tasks need root permissions. Here is how to become a super user:
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