theoretical question - can root's username be changed?

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at
Fri Dec 2 19:14:23 UTC 2005

akonstam at wrote:
>>The privileges are given to UID 0, but many things depend on the name as
>>well so it becomes very difficult to remove the username.
> I had this reaction also, But in thinking about it I had a hard time
> coming up with any facility in Fedora that depend on the name root.
> Could you give an example?

I couldn't think of anything tied to the *name* "root", either.
But I'm not a Fedora expert.

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