Root on Linux Operating Systems

The root is the username (username) from the account that has access to all the commands and files on Linux or any other operating system based on UNIX, or Unix-like. the root is also often referred to as the root user, the user is root or superuser. The root word also has some extra significance when combined with another term, and this became one of the sources of kebigungan for people who are new (newbie) using Linux-based operating system or its derivatives. One of them is the root directory or in the directory/root folder, which is the top level directories on the system.

This directory is the directory where all the directories reside. The root directory is written as "slash" (/). Directories in the/, or directories that are inside a directory with subdirectories called. The other is the root/root, which is read as slash root. On Unix-like systems (including Linux and derivatives-derivatives) every user has a home directory or home directory. The home directory for a normal user (non-root) or normal users is/home (read slash home), whereas is/root subdirectory which is the home directory for the root user. This directory contains the files and all of the configuration that is owned by the root user.

Root privileges or root privilege is the power possessed by the root account on a system. The root account is the most privileged account and have absolute power (has access to all the commands and files). Among the powers that belong to the root account, one of which is the ability to modify the system according to his desire, and also allow or cancel the access permissions or access rights (the ability to read, modify, and execute the file and Directory). For other users, the ability is not owned.

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