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Re: Change root > normal user?



Aaron Konstam wrote:
On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 10:34 +0200, Mike wrote:
Bob Goodwin schreef:
I have a computer where I have set up FC5 as
root and need to provide normal user access to
applications I have configured.

What is the proper way to do this?

Bob Goodwin

sudo if the  application needs root privileges?
Mostly it is a matter of having the permissions for the program to be
something like 755 if owned by root.

Although sudo is ok if you want to give execution permissions to a small
group of users, if you want to give permission to all users to execute a
program that needs root privileges when running, then SUID through:
chmod u+s  seems more direct.
Ok, thanks, I thought perhaps there was some
other command that would do this.  I can change
permissions as required as I find problems ...

If I used SU I might as well let him run as root; I'd
prefer not doing that.

One of the things confusing me was an inability to
run an application [Navicat] on a second x-window
[from startx -- :1] but I see that as long as I log
in as the user and startx from there it works which is
what I need.

Thank you.

Bob Goodwin


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