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How to give an ordinary user the superuser (root) ID which is 0

How to give an ordinary user the superuser (root) ID which is 0
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You can use sudo to allow them execute commands as UID 0 or you can edit the passwd file and make their UID 0 as well.
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change his UID to roots UID
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Originally Posted by s_becker
You can use sudo to allow them execute commands as UID 0 or you can edit the passwd file and make their UID 0 as well.
Thanks but any other solution with a command rather than switchuser(su) ??
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Yep,
Install and configure sudo ( with root priv no passwd etc...)
and make an alias to call...
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Originally Posted by vidyadhar85
change his UID to roots UID
This is a common solution. Just edit the passwd file as set the UID of the user to zero. Unless you have some security concern, then this is fine.

If you want more accountability, then use sudo, as previously suggested.
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can i use usermod -u ???
how can i write it
 

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