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Subject:  Re: root password in OSX Date:  4/6/2001  7:09 PM
Author:  hy7ujhy7 Number:  3226 of 64748

That doesn't seem to be it. When I change something for a preferences panel, and it prompts me for the password, that works fine. What doesn't work is when I want to, for example, "cp x /usr/local" in Terminal. That directory is owned by root, but when I try to "su", that password doesn't work.
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