On Wednesday 23 April 2008, Richard W.M. Jones wrote: > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:30:31AM -0400, 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. The LSB doesn't mandate this (at least, not anywhere I can see), > > so I propose that we just do it. > > > > Anyone opposed to such an action? > > FWIW, Debian doesn't have these in normal users' PATH, but does change > the PATH to include them when you do 'su'. > > On a Debian system: > > $ echo $PATH > /home/rich/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games > $ su > Password: > # echo $PATH > /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11 > su - on a fedora system does the same thing it loads the target users profile rather than using the source users Dennis
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