Topic "Root Access ..."

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athlonfred
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I'm trying to get WinSCP to connect to the server with root access. I've read the FAQ and that doesnt work. I've searched around the net and couldnt find anything.

If i connect to the server using WinSCP, then click the PuTTY icon and then type root i become root.

Before i formated my machine it worked fine as i had something typed into "Environment -> SCP -> Shell"

But i didnt write that down before i wiped my computer.

Any ideas cheers
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martin
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All I can recommend you is in the FAQ. But providing you have read it already... What does not work?
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athlonfred
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I've tried putting this "/bin/bash -c 'sudo su -'" in the shell thingy in the WinSCP login box and that didnt work.

I've tried typing su - and su (i dont really know what im doing) in the PuTTY window that doesnt give me root access, but i type root i become root.

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martin
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You can try to use your 'root' command (whatever it is) as the 'shell' in WinSCP.
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athlonfred
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Yes i've tried it with root in the shell login box thingy and that doesnt work either.
martin
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Maybe you can finally tell us, what does not work? Smile Any error message? Can you post a log file?
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