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Re: SYSTEM account in /etc/passwd
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"McGraw, Robert P." wrote:
> Not being a window type guy I am trying to understand what the "SYSTEM"
> account is.
> I see the line in "SYSTEM:*:18:544:544:....." in the /etc/passwd but I am not
> sure what this account is or where it is created from. It is not in
> my list of accounts under "computer management / local users and groups".
> 1) What is the SYSTEM account.
It is a built-in account that is used to run services.
> 2) Am I suppose to be able to log in to the account SYSTEM?
No. But you can get a SYSTEM-owned shell.
> 3) Do I need to be able to log in as SYSTEM?
> 4) Where does cygwin install get the information to create the /etc/passwd
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