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Re: [SLE] User/Root Questions - SuSE 8.1
  • From: "Chris FitzGerald" <mersco@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 15:12:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <011401c29167$f9009860$5301440a@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

for problem 2:
have you tried running them with ./filename ?
Do they have the correct ownership ?

for problem 1 ... not sure actually ... should be possible ... perhaps by
creating a group for root and the user and giving it the correct



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilary Hertzoff" <hhertzof@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "SuSE Mailing List" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: [SLE] User/Root Questions - SuSE 8.1

> I've been using SuSE since 6.4, but I always logged in as root, knowing it
> wasn't the safest arrangement. I was the only one using the computer, and
> too lazy to set up a user to my liking. Shortly before 8.1 was released,
> had a computer crash, so that I was starting over from scratch with 8.1,
so I
> decided to do it properly and only use root for configuring things. And
> that's where I ran into problems
> Problem 1: I'd like to be able to access the same mail/mailboxes under
> root and my user. Is there a way to do this? I'd also like any additional
> software installed under root to be accessable to the user if possible.
> Problem 2: I've downloaded a couple of programs from the internet.
> changing their attributes to execute, the root bash shell does not
> them as programs. Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Hilary
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