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Old 07-22-2001, 10:15 AM   #1
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path to shutdown

That did the trick. It's strange how even if you're in /sbin (where the command is), that you still have to type "/sbin/shutdown now" to make the command work.

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that'll be because a) /sbin isn't on your path and . isn't either.
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yeah, and it's not recommended to put sbin or . in your path. that would be bad.
Old 07-22-2001, 07:08 PM   #4
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Originally posted by punt
yeah, and it's not recommended to put sbin or . in your path. that would be bad.
Now the reason for not putting . in your path is pretty well known, but why not sbin?? After all its a directory that typicall hold system binaries that should be only writable by root hence should be trusted, it this isn't the case then I think you'll have more problems than just your path!


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I don't know how you got it that way, but /sbin is always in root's path on the default installs that I have done. If it were not it would be a pain using various commands.

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