Should I Login as Root User?
My question is do I setup a User account and add it to the sudoers list or can I continue to login as root?
To give you some background I still consider myself a novice Linux user. My main function is as a front-end web developer. Throughout my Desktop Linux-life I’ve seen countless articles that state not to login as the root user – ever! Instead setup an account and run sudo commands for the heavy stuff.
With my new-found droplet from Digital Ocean it’s thrown me for a mini loop. I immediately gain root access with no users on the system. So far I’ve performed “YUM install” commands without a care in the world. I’ve moved tarballs into the /usr/src directory then “config-make-makeInstall.” This power is blissful, but my conscious still tugs at me saying I should create a User. Thanks.