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Date:      Thu, 5 Oct 2006 10:48:27 -0400
From:      John Nielsen <lists@jnielsen.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        thomas@hindsight.de
Subject:   Re: Member of group wheel, but still can't shutdown system?
Message-ID:  <200610051048.27503.lists@jnielsen.net>
In-Reply-To: <20061005132529.5b59824f.albi@scii.nl>
References:  <200610051324.14456.thomas@hindsight.de> <20061005132529.5b59824f.albi@scii.nl>

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On Thursday 05 October 2006 07:25, albi wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:24:14 +0200
>
> thomas@hindsight.de wrote:
> > I've just installed FreeBSD 6.1 and listed myself as a member of the
> > wheel group during the add users portion of the installation.  For
> > some reason I have not put a finger on yet I cannot shutdown the
> > system "do not have permission" to effect the command.  Went back as
> > root on a later session and re-entered my name in /etc/group to the
> > wheel account to no avail, anybody got an idea as to where I need to
> > look?
>
> # ls -la /sbin/shutdown
> -r-sr-x---  1 root  operator  431524 May  2 16:40 /sbin/shutdown
>
> what about group operator ? but i personally would use sudo instead of
> group wheel etc.

I always assign myself to the operator group for just this reason; shutdown 
works fine without su or sudo.

JN



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