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 * In a terminal, you can use [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/su su] (or [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/gksu gksu]) to change your identity to root, However, it's recommended to configure and use [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/sudo sudo] (or [[http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/gksudo gksudo]) to run a given command.  * In a terminal, you can use [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/su su] (or [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/gksu gksu]) to change your identity to root, However, it's recommended to configure and use [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/sudo sudo] (or [http://manpages.debian.net/man/1/gksudo gksudo]) to run a given command.

What is root?

Root is the name of the most powerful account on a Debian installation. This user account can do everything on the machine. It's also known as supervisor, administrator. It's home (~) folder is /root.

It has uid?FootNote(uid is user identifier, a number which identifies all user accounts) 0 and gid?FootNote(gid is group identifier) 0.

Password

At installation time, you have been asked for creation or not of the root account.

How to use root account