On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:27:36AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:52:38AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> > > In response to Luigi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Maybe it's a simple question but i'm a newbie lost in my new BSDworld.
> > > >
> > > > I've installed PC-BSD but when I want to install a software, It ask me
> > > > a
> > > > superuser password.
> > > > I think I lost this password. How can I retrieve this superuser
> > > > password ?
> > >
> > > This is a PC-BSD-specific question. There is no such thing as "the
> > > superuser" ... it's a colloquialism frequently used by folks to make
> > > things sound cooler (or for some other reason I don't understand)
> > I don't understand this response. Superuser is just another
> > name for the root user which is any user id with a UID of 0.
> No. The term "superuser" is a made-up term for any way of gaining
> root privs.
Wrong. "superuser" is, just as the previous poster said, a synonym
for "root", i.e. a user account with UID=0
See for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superuser
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