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    admin managing

    I'm not sure if I'm in the right spot for this but here we go...
    I was wondering if hypothetically you would have 2 accounts with admin clearance and both with different passwords. Hypothetically, could both accounts do stuff like installing programs

    Thanks

    ciscoboy

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    Re: admin managing

    Yes.

    Any account that belongs in the administrator group has full access and control over the OS.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: admin managing

    In current versions, they also have to be a member of the sudo group.

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    Re: admin managing

    Quote Originally Posted by ciscoboy View Post
    I'm not sure if I'm in the right spot for this but here we go...
    I was wondering if hypothetically you would have 2 accounts with admin clearance and both with different passwords. Hypothetically, could both accounts do stuff like installing programs

    Thanks

    ciscoboy
    Actually you can configure the behavior by configuring sudo.

    If you add both users to the sudo group they will have full privileges.

    See man sudoers if you wish to change what users can do:

    http://www.sudo.ws/sudoers.man.html
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