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



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

I don't know how Debian does this, but it's extremely useful.

What happens if a debian user types 'ifconfig' to find his IP address?

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  Les Mikesell
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