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Re: how to be "superuser" on W98 ?


Hi,

Because there is a lack of a security model in win9x (95,98,Me) the user logged in is effectively the "su" (superuser). If im understanding you correctly, you mean you cant see /usr/lib when you ls / (???) Can you see usr?

Take a look at the manual, this will give you more info on this topic and is also a good source of you have problems:

http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/cygwin-ug-net.html (manual)
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/highlights.html#OV-HI-WIN9XNT

Elfyn
elfyn@exposure.org.uk

Hello,

Could somebody help me be THE superuser on my computer based on W98 ?

the only line I have in /etc/passwd is :
fernandez::500:544::/home/fernandez:/bin/bash

and in /etc/group :
unknown::544:

So, I can access, for example, to /usr/lib, but I can't see this directory when I launch "ls /"

Which means I only have user permissions.

Thanks for aswering and sorry for the noise, if you think it is.

bye
jo

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