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Meaning of ROOT

Pronunciation:  root

 
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 Definition: 

1. The unix superuser account (with user name "root" and user ID 0) that overrides file permissions. The term avatar is also used. By extension, the privileged system-maintenance login on any operating system.

See root mode, go root, wheel.

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2. root directory.

3. root node.

 

 

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