A user of a computer system with special privileges needed to administer and maintain the system; a system administrator.
- In this case, the superuser is known as the SysOp, or system operator.
- The superuser is often a privileged user who has unrestricted access to the whole system, all commands and all files regardless of their permissions.
- As a result a maliciously constructed message might allow hackers to execute arbitrary commands on a target system with superuser privilege.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: super|user
Definition of superuser in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.