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Old 02-27-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
TCasp77
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Giving users access to the system...


I just added a user my system, and the user apparently doesn't have access to anything on the system, including commands, ie. if I type ifconfig, or fdisk under this user on the command line, I get a "Command not found" message. What do I need to do the fix this. Thanks.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:46 PM   #2
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do you *really* want this user messing with your configuration?

did you add the user manually, or did you use `adduser`

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Old 02-27-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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Well, it's just me, but I think I now realize why this is...sometimes I can be a real BoneHead!!!
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:30 PM   #4
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<bnice is afflicted by an occasional case of cerebral flatulence as well>
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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Originally posted by TCasp77
Well, it's just me



Some of the commands you can run if you enter it with the full path.
For instance:

/sbin/ifconfig

It's a good habit however, to only run root type commands as root, I think.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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you can change the permissions by editing the /etc/sudoers file (with the command 'visudo'). I use a three-tiered permission system, where I've added my own user account to the group 'wheel' which I give a little more permission than regular users.
 
  


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