super user clone & x-server disabling

Tarun Bhatia tarunb at
Fri Aug 23 14:38:01 CDT 2002

thanks for prompt response. I understand the threat here but for
some experiment I need it. 'sudo' allows you to execute some
commands  as 'root' or some other user. What I am looking for
creation of a user, who is almost as good as root but login name
is not 'root'.

thanks again,

Michael_E_Brown at wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Tarun Bhatia [mailto:tarunb at]
>>I have heard that you can create a user and grant it super user
>>privilages. I want to create such a user on my PE 1650 ( Redhat 7.2).
>>Does anyone know how I can do from linux CLI?
>Are you sure you want to do this? It is probably not a very wise idea. I
>would recommend that you read up on "sudo".
>>Also, I do not want X server to be ON , which is turned on after I
>>am done installing the RedHat 7.2 using dell software assistant CD.
>>I do not want graphical login to show up ( I think it's part of same X
>>server issue).
>Edit your /etc/inittab, in the line that has "id:5:initdefault:" change the
>"5" to "3".
>Michael Brown 

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