A rootshell is a UNIX
on which the 'root
' user of a UNIX-system operates. This shell is granted all privileges
and the abilities to modify and delete all files on such a system. A rootshell differs from a regular shell (e.g a shell on which a normal user operates), which may not have these privileges granted.
A rootshell usually looks something likeroot@host#
in plain. This however, is all relative.