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Date:      Thu, 5 Oct 2006 12:36:39 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Jerry Bell" <>
Cc:        Free BSD Questions list <>
Subject:   Re: Member of group wheel, but still can't shutdown system?
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You need to be in the wheel group to be able to SU to root, but that won't
give you permission to run shutdown.  Only root can do that, I believe.

> Hi All,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Tommy2

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