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

>  2. 80-90% of programs under */sbin are without any use for normal
>    users; mentioned 'ifconfig' + 'route' are called by normal users
>    for diagnostic reasons only. This assumes some adminstrative
>    knowledge including awareness about the special /sbin paths.

ping is also used for diagnostic uses only, is setuid root and stays
in /bin. One might argue that ping and traceroute also require
"administrative knowledge".

>  3. tab-completion will show me a lot of new programs which are for zero
>    use. This will slow down my work.

I have over 3150 binaries in my default Fedora path now. The sbin
stuff amounts to 600 more. Come one, that is just a 20% rise.

>  4. problems which are tried to be solved can be handled much better at
>    other places (e.g. modify 'sudo' to search in */sbin, or link commonly
>    used programs to */bin)

One has to configure sudo separately. So that is not much of a
usability improvement.

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
    -- Arthur Ashe

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