Definition of superuser in English:


Syllabification: su·per·us·er
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌyo͞ozər


  • A user of a computer system with special privileges needed to administer and maintain the system; a system administrator.
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    • 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.

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