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Dapper Drake and Super User issues


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Tyler5690

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Is it possible to grant myself permanent SU permissions so I don't have to enter my password constantly? I realize such a move will reduce security, but security is not an issue on this machine.
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What operating system? su is a common Unix/Linux command, which if it is that, then you can by changing your UID to 0, but it is not a good idea.
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I am running Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake)
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So, yes, you can set your uid to 0, but it is really a bad idea. Typically you don't need to be root. You can also use sudo to allow running commands as root, optionally without the password.

To change the uid, you just need to edit the passwd file and change your current uid.
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