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Old 10-04-2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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I added a user and made it part of the "wheel" group and I can't do a single thing without being in root i can't even edit the /etc/motd login welcome.... or anything else...... this is the sign i have $ does that mean anything? help!
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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You seem to be posting an aweful lot of very simple questions. Why don't you buy a book on the subject? Read some FAQs, search google.

The wheel group membership just means you're allowed to su to root. It doesn't give you any special prvilages other than that, unless there are some files with group write permission and the group owner is wheel (most important files are root:root).

My administrative users is in the groups wheel, operator, and staff (as well as my own user group). If you want to do administration without using root (which is certainly a good idea) then setup sudo.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:47 PM   #3
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Beein in the wheel group only means you are on the root group... so you can read or write or execute any file from root that have those flags for group. By default you can do much more than read some logs, read some configuration files, su to root, nothing more..
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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umm yea what is sudo.....
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:09 AM   #5
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Sudo it is a program that let you to execute as a regular user root programs.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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hmm Does my distro prevent it i get this
i typed
$sudo root ping
vye is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

????

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Old 10-06-2003, 02:10 AM   #7
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man sudo
man sudoers
man visudo
 
  


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