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Old 11-09-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
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root permissons to user command line

whenever i want to install something or to mount windows or to change some system files i have to go to root login and then i have to do the work.........but is there any way to ger all the permissons to user command line such that he can do everthing what user can do from his /her login........
Old 11-09-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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little bit modification to question ..........user can do everthing what root can do..........not user can do
Old 11-09-2004, 02:17 AM   #3
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The idea of root is security based. You have to increase your priveleges to be root in order to accomplish certain tasks and should then drop out once completed. If you dont want to have to do this then log in as root instead of your usual login.
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add the user to the wheel group, if you can.
Old 11-09-2004, 02:22 AM   #5
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When you say "go to root login" you are doing "su" to do that right?

And look into sudo (man sudoers) for letting users do certain things as root.
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I agree with snecklifter.

Please read the man page for -->#man sudoers
the file involved in this is /etc/sudoers..


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It should be enough to adjust some mount options (in /etc/fstab). Namely, check options user, users and auto.

Otherwise sudo is your friend.


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As root, run the 'visudo' program. This is the way to edit the /etc/sudoers file.

Locate the line
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
# %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Uncomment the line:
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

( You can uncomment the line by locating the cursor over the '#' character and entering '2x'.
Save the file by entering ':wq'

Now make yourself a member of the wheel group.

One nice thing about using 'sudo' is that the commands are logged. If you have more than one member in the wheel group, you can look in the logs who made a change if you need to ask about it.


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