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Old 09-13-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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leting users shutdown form the comand line

what is the best way to let normal users run the shutdown command form, the comanmd line in 10.1

curently normal users can only shutdown with the GUI form KDE but i want to create a shell script that shuts other things down first before halting the system
Old 09-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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shutdown -h now
you may have to have su privlages for that - not sure.
Old 09-13-2006, 01:21 PM   #3
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I would install sudo and add the following entry:

as root: visudo

%users localhost=/sbin/shutdown -h now

To run this in a script do:

# -- Start of Script --


# allows users to shutdown the system

# shutdown the system
sudo /sbin/shudown -h now

# -- EOF --

# -- End of Script --

chmod 0755

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