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Old 12-12-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
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enabling poweroff/reboot for user


Hey.

How do I enable poweroff and reboot for users?

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Old 12-12-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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check out the sudo command
 
Old 12-12-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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Sweet. Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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I'm having some issues with it. I've added this to sudoers:

yourusername yourhostname = NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot, /sbin/halt -h now, /sbin/halt

This ought to enable me to use commands as reboot and poweroff as a user, right? Or am I wrong? Wether or not, they do not work. I get an "command not found". Using /sbin/halt works, though.... Did I miss anything?

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Old 12-12-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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I'm not sure, I've never allowed any user shutdown my servers!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:34 PM   #6
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You have to add /sbin in your path, maybe in your ~/.bashrc file or put an alias in it, like

alias reboot="/sbin/reboot"

Last edited by Cedrik; 12-12-2004 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #7
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never worked for me too.
chmod 777 /sbin/reboot too
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:57 PM   #8
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How do I add to the path?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:17 PM   #9
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~/.bashrc

PATH=$PATH:/sbin

# another solution :
alias reboot="sudo /sbin/reboot"
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #10
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if god's command "chmod 777" does not work there is always the dark side which I personally like, cause it worked for me
chmod 666
 
Old 12-12-2004, 09:28 PM   #11
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chmod +s /sbin/halt
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:04 AM   #12
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Thanks a lot to all of you. After adding /sbin to the path and chmod +s /sbin/halt, it finally works.

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