Subject: Re: Root password
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From: None <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/15/1994 13:29:57
   > I cannot perform superuser functions. Can someone give me the full
   > database entry for the root user (ie name, uid, gid, gcos, etc...)
   > plus a decent method of changing the password for him? 

    root:<pass>:Elite r00t:0:1:/:/bin/zsh

I don't know if it's different in macbsd, but the passwd format should
root:<pass>:0:1:GECOS info:/dirpath:/shell
The uid/gid files are before the GECOS field.