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That's how permissions work in Unix. "System" is the OS. Deny the system access, and nothing works. Admin is anyone who has admin privileges. You may be the only one, but it's still a class of user. And Everyone is exactly that… everyone, even though "at the moment" you are the only one. Think about it. If all the permissions were restricted to just you, then you added a new user, all the permissions for every single file would have to be re-written. That's just nuts.

Also… it's HIGHLY inadvisable to have only one user account. It's not common, but sometimes user accounts can get corrupted and you wind up with an unbootable system if it's the ONLY user account. I had a weird issue some time back where I couldn't log into my wife's account. I wound up backing it up, deleting it, then re-migrating it and it worked fine. No idea why it ever happened.


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