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I have not set up any accounts other than the original. The command line prompt is a $ When I look at Linuxcommand.org it says that this $ is a user prompt and the # is the admin/superuser. I don't understand this. This account seems to have all the admin privilages. And there is no other. Or does MINT use a different protocol?
Dominosdad wrote:When I look at Linuxcommand.org it says that this $ is a user prompt and the # is the admin/superuser.
That is correct. Since you are the admin you can elevate privileges in the terminal with the command su and enter your password - you will see the prompt change. Do not enter any command at this level until you know what you are doing. Type exit to return to the user prompt. More often you will be using a Simon Says command like sudo with your password for a one command elevation. HTH
Gottit, I understand. I tried what you said and all became clear. it's the same as in the gui, it takes the p/w to give top level control within the admin user's account. Not like Windows which has a fixed level of control for each login. Thanks