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Old 03-12-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy shutdown RH 8


I usually logged as a regular user. whan I want to shotdown the system I know I must su to root an than enter the command shutdown or init but whan I do that I recive command not fownd.

why?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:58 AM   #2
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shutdown is located in /sbin/ which isn't in a normal users $PATH. If you just run su it doesn't create a login shell so you don't get that users environment settings etc.

Short answer - if you use su you will have to run /sbin/shutdown

Otherwise run su - (that's su followed by a dash) and that makes it a login shell and you can run shutdown without having to specify it's path.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:58 AM   #3
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because when you su to root the root profile file is not executed. first execute the profile file and this problem will fly away
#. /root/.bash_profile
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:01 AM   #4
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silent bob gave the correct answer.
Cheers for Silent BOB
 
Old 03-12-2003, 01:09 PM   #5
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if you chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown you can shutdown the machine as regular user
 
Old 03-12-2003, 02:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by nakkaya
if you chmod 7755 /sbin/shutdown you can shutdown the machine as regular user
True. But then ANY user logged in to your machine can shut it down...
 
Old 03-13-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Silent Bob
True. But then ANY user logged in to your machine can shut it down...
how i can do that?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 11:03 PM   #8
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How can you do what? Allow all users to be able to shutdown? nakkaya told us how to do it.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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If you use the "su - root" it will load root's PATH and then you can just issue your shutdown command.
 
  


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