Using Kali Linux and somehow managed to rename a folder in the structure:


  • So my question is how can I rename the myName folder? as I would like to set up a new user profile with my name, which, currently would be confusing as my name is also used in the root user pathway.

Id like to have the new pathway reading: root:/bin/bash/root Or rootuser

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The only user in Kali Linux is root; you can't create a new user.

...on a default Kali Linux system, the only installed user is root and you have to work under that identity all the time. You have to understand that being root means there is basically no permissions checks on your machine. You can do everything you want. And even things you don’t want.

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