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Re: [SLE] Almost in a panic here...
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 20:55:07 -0400
  • Message-id: <20060718005507.GU15022@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* 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:

20:50 wahoo:~ > ls -la `which fdisk`
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 85448 2006-05-02 02:52 /sbin/fdisk

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