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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 07:53:04PM +0400, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> I propose that we add /sbin and /usr/sbin to the path for normal users
>> (as well as root) for F10? There are plenty of useful tools in there for
>> non-root users (ifconfig, fdisk, parted), and IMHO, any tool which
>> assumes the user is root because it lives in /sbin is fundamentally
>> broken. 
>
> Perhaps the initial ancient UNIX idea was to isolate unprivileged users 
> from commands which they cannot run. IOW, to avoid a situation "I've 
> discovered that there is a command, but why I have no rights to run it?" :)

AFAIK the /sbin split was done around the late 80s.  First saw it in
SunOS.  Old (V7 etc.) versions of Unix just had /bin and /usr/bin.

Rich.

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