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[ih] Ping Eduardo A. Suárez (was Re: What is the origin of the root account?)

On 4/12/2013 5:46 PM, John Day wrote:
> I am surprised someone hasn't chimed in.  Isn't the origin of root
> account Multics?

I kinda sorta hinted at it.

Near as I can tell most of unix "came from" Multics (and hence a lot of 
stuff we are saddled with today), one way or another.

(I cited http://www.multicians.org/unix.html but so far I have not 
uncovered the word "root" in any context.  I did enjoy learning where 
".rc" came from.)

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