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command output

i wrote this shell command:
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grep '^root' /etc/passwd

when 'root' is in the begining of line.
the output is :
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root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash

can someone explain to me what's the meaning of this output?

Last edited by Franklin52; 01-24-2012 at 11:13 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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That's root's line in the passwd file. It describes root's username, password(represented by x, the real hash is securely stored in /etc/shadow), user id, group id, comment field(just root), home directory(/root), and login shell(/bin/bash).
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thank you very much!!
 

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