[X-Unix] App launched by my crontab runs as root if Login Window!

Rod Buchanan lists at sofstats.com
Mon Jun 6 15:38:26 PDT 2005

On Jun 6, 2005, at 2:51 PM, John Baltutis wrote:

>> If I'm not mistaken, root disable, or not, you can still sudo su -  
>> and
>> go wherever you want to.
> You're mistaken. When you launch Terminal, it normally starts up in  
> your
> home directory. Now, if you enter this command:

No, he's correct.  When you run "sudo su -" and give it the correct  
password you become root, and can do anything you want.  See below

     BigMac (rodb)$ sudo su -
     BigMac:~ root# whoami

FYI I do not have root enabled on my Mac.


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