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Chapter 16. Fun with Unix > Enabling the Root Account

16.2. Enabling the Root Account

Only one person is allowed to clomp through any Mac OS X directory, unfettered and unrestricted: whoever holds the root (superuser) account. There are two ways to turn on this usually hidden account: the NetInfo way (see Section 11.8) and the Unix way.

To enable the root account in Terminal, all you have to do is make up a password for the dormant account using the passwd command.


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