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Old 01-09-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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Ok this may sound like a stupid question but I was wondering what ways and how can you make a plain old linux account have admin priveleges, but not full root priveleges. Usually I never think about this since I just su - when I need to do anything that requires priveleges. I have not dove into the world of account permissions, and I was wondering if you guys had some advice or documents about this. Basically I need to make some of the linux users be more powerfull without giving them root.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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Add the user in question to a special group, and give the group permissions greater than reg user but lesser than root...you can use chmod to give certain files/directories special permissions for the group.

see:

man chmod
man chgrp
man group

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Old 01-09-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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One word, one solution..

SUDO

 
Old 01-10-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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Thank you for the group information. Yeah I use chmod, and chown but I was not really sure about doing the individual permissions.
 
  


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