power of ROOT (lesson learned)

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lightman47
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power of ROOT (lesson learned)

Post by lightman47 » 2020/06/13 19:44:04

root is 'just another user' who merely has more privileges. Root is NOT able to 'over-ride' other user permissions.

Example:
I have a scripts directory that used to be owned by root. Somehow, I changed the owner to MY ID. Suddenly, (root) script runs during boot-up were 'non-productive' (failed). When I again made root the owner, bootup scripts began working again.
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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