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kornerr 02-25-2005 09:29 AM

Want2use /sbin cmds undr non-root account w/o sudo. Is it safe 2 add /sbin 2 my PATH?
I want to use cmds from /sbin under an avarage account without sudo. Is it safe to add /sbin to my $PATH?
Won't it make me another root?

satinet 02-25-2005 09:37 AM

the answer to this in no.

This will let you run the binaries as root in /sbin

But it won't give you the full range of rootly powers......

Why would you want to do this anyway?

Changed your UID to 0 if you want a second root user (but with your user name)

Don't forget that user names don't really count for anything just UID's.

oneandoneis2 02-25-2005 09:52 AM


Just adding /sbin to his $PATH won't do anything of the sort.

Adding /sbin to the $PATH will make your shell look there for commands, but it won't give you any permission to use them. That's a whole 'nother matter.

satinet 02-25-2005 10:21 AM


sorry, I misread the orgional post. I thought you where going to give a user sudo access to everything in /sbin. Hence my question 'why would you want to do this?'

Anyway, just putting it in your path will just mean that you get access denied/file not found errors.

kornerr 02-25-2005 10:29 AM

Thanks, satinet & oneandoneis2. I understood that UID change is what I really want. I just want to keep all settings after reinstall because I have /home on another partition and don't format it when reinstall the sys.
C U:)
BTW: I'm trying Mdk9.2 again:D

EDIT: satinet: no, I understood that I was misthinking:) You cleaned up my brain a bit...

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