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

Hans de Goede wrote:
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?

Not at all,


I've been consistenly changing /etc/profile todo exactly this since the day I started using RH 4.0



Isn't that more or less the same reason most windows users login as administrator - The convenience?

Note: I know the security risk in the two examples are not in the same ball-park, so there's no need to lecture me on that.

I'm merely speaking of convenience and how it sometimes makes it feel right to do the wrong thing.


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