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Re: [SLE] Almost in a panic here...
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 03:02:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <200607180302.03881.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 18 July 2006 02:55, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> [07-17-06 19:24]:
> > Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> > > Interesting command. man fdisk works as user but the command is only
> > > recognized by root or being logged in with su.
> >
> > Given that good practice dictates you don't run as root, if you don't
> > have to, why does that surprise you? Why should you have to be logged in
> > as root, to read those man pages?
> guess as usual, an incorrect statement from the 4th:

semi-correct. /sbin is not by default in $PATH of a regular user, which is why
it's not "recognized" unless you give the full path to it. But there's no
point, since you're not allowed to do anything with it as a regular user (I
hope no one sets permissions on the hard drive device nodes so regular users
can access them)

Ut supra post festum sunt obscura

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