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Date:      Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:13:48 -0400
From:      Fbsd8 <>
To:        Matthew Seaman <>
Subject:   Re: wheel group & mkdir
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Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 06/09/2011 16:49, Fbsd8 wrote:
>> I have a user that belongs to the wheel group but when the user tries to
>> issue mkdir command it gets a permission denied error.
>> How do I fix this?
> Make the directory that contains where your user is trying to create a
> new subdirectory writable by group wheel.  Either that, or teach your
> user to use su(1) or sudo(1) so they can mkdir as root.  (Adding users
> to group wheel so they are permitted to run su(1) is a BSD-ism, and is
> the usual reason for adding anyone to wheel.)
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

	Thanks for your reply. I have a user id that is in the wheel group. I 
su and get prompted for the user id's password after which I get 
returned to the command line. Running the script with the mkdir command 
embedded still returns Permission Denied message. I have read the su man 
page to no joy. Could you please explain the sequence of events to get 
su to work.


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