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Script: enableroot


Download Links: download enablerootview enablerootverify
Description: Enables the root user on *ubuntu
Recommended For: *ubuntu variants
Tested On: Kubuntu Karmic
Current Version: 1.0.1
License: GNU GPL v3     * SEE DISCLAIMER *
Bugs/Requests: SourceForge Tracker


enableroot is designed to be run after a fresh install of *ubuntu to easily enable the root user. enableroot allows you to set a root password and edits the /etc/sudoers file.

Important: The root user is disabled on *ubuntu by default to prevent users from inadvertently damaging their system or rendering their system less secure. Be sure to research the pros and cons of enabling the root user before doing so.

enableroot --help

Enables the root user on *ubuntu.  Must be run with sudo
Usage: sudo enableroot

Installation Instructions

Follow the standard Script Installation Instructions.

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