How to create 'root' user on Windows?

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at
Tue Apr 18 19:18:19 AEST 2017

On Apr 15 08:59, L A Walsh wrote:
> I'm running cygwin on windows, and the new version of ssh
> is complaining about /var/empty, saying it needs to be owned
> by root and not group or world writable.
> Since there is no root on windows, what is it
> wanting?

/var/empty should be owned by the same user account running the
sshd service, usually the "cyg_server" account.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
Red Hat
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