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TCasp77 02-27-2004 08:44 PM

Giving users access to the system...
I just added a user my system, and the user apparently doesn't have access to anything on the system, including commands, ie. if I type ifconfig, or fdisk under this user on the command line, I get a "Command not found" message. What do I need to do the fix this. Thanks.

bnice 02-27-2004 08:46 PM

do you *really* want this user messing with your configuration?

did you add the user manually, or did you use `adduser`

TCasp77 02-27-2004 09:04 PM

Well, it's just me, but I think I now realize why this is...sometimes I can be a real BoneHead!!!

bnice 02-27-2004 09:30 PM

<bnice is afflicted by an occasional case of cerebral flatulence as well>

itsjustme 02-27-2004 10:39 PM


Originally posted by TCasp77
Well, it's just me

Some of the commands you can run if you enter it with the full path.
For instance:


It's a good habit however, to only run root type commands as root, I think.

gnashley 02-28-2004 01:18 PM

you can change the permissions by editing the /etc/sudoers file (with the command 'visudo'). I use a three-tiered permission system, where I've added my own user account to the group 'wheel' which I give a little more permission than regular users.

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