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



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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