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



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 02:35:12PM -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> Does that mean you're volunteering to maintain the magical, amorphous,
> ever-shifting, ever-controversial List Of All Binaries That Are Useful
> For Non-root Users? Oh boy!

Eh. I don't think it's as difficult as all that.

> Prepare to spend the next few months in arguments about what is and
> isn't useful to non-root users.

What's to argue? Either it has something that works when not root (the
canonical ipconfig and fdisk example) or it doesn't.

The special case is perhap servers like httpd which could theoretically (or
not so theoretically -- thanks, GNOME!) be started as per-user daemons --
but those aren't launched from the command-line so don't need to be in
user's path either.

And I think we could solve 99.9% of the annoyance by addressing ifconfig,
fdisk, lsmod, route, and the other small handful of programs mentioned in
this thread. Like I said, it worked for traceroute back in 2003. :)

...

Plus, the sudo thing.

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