The root user account in the GNU/Linux operating systems is only needed for doing work concerning system administration. Actually, you do not need to know this user’s password. If you need to perform an operation requiring the root superuser privileges, it is enough to become this user temporarily. In order to do this in bash, use the command:
sudo su –
To end working as the root user, enter:
More information can be found in the bash manual or in the article Root user account. REMEMBER: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY. Therefore, only use the root user account when it is really necessary. If you are not sure, please contact us, we are there to help.