On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:39:19PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote: > > James writes: > > > Add yourself to wheel (which is the root group on FreeBSD, a name > > I believe it inherited from earlier BSDs, but I've no idea what > > the justification for choosing 'wheel' is; any BSD historians > > here - you'd be welcome to let us know!) > > Not sure, but I believe "wheel" predates UNIX. I have > certainly seen the idea on OSes that do.
Wheel is 'big wheel' as in the hot shot who has the run of things and bosses folks around - or thinks he can. ////jerry > > Robert Huff > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"