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Old 07-02-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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can't shutdown as user


Hi, I'm using Debian Woody, and I want to be able to turn off the computer just by hitting poweroff...is it too dangerous to change the owner to of shutdown??... is there another way to make it??
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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There's a default key trap in Slackware so that anyone, no matter who is logged in, can hit CTRL+ALT+DEL from the console and call a shutdown, it's part of /etc/inittab:

# What to do at the "Three Finger Salute".
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t5 -r now

You can have it trap for whatever you want, and have it call /sbin/shutdown -h now if you like.

Cheers,

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