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Re: [opensuse-factory] Making Basic Utilities work under normal user
  • From: Hans Witvliet <hwit@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 11:02:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <1180342961.6059.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2007-05-26 at 03:38 -0400, Jonathan Arsenault wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-05-26 at 02:35 +0300, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> > Anyways, I'm not satisfied. I want to have access to my ifconfig from
> > normal user.
> 
> Yes, lets change the UNIX way for the unsatisfied kid ...
> 
> Snip from the FHS.
> 
> /sbin : System binaries
> Purpose
> Utilities used for system administration (and other root-only commands)
> are stored in /sbin, /usr/sbin, and /usr/local/sbin.
> 
> 
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#SBINSYSTEMBINARIES
> 
> --


Ok,
so why not:

 ln -s /sbin/ifconfig /home/hwit/bin/Ifconfig

Keep the system binaries only for the "root-user" and give only specific
commands also to a selected group of users.

HW

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