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Date:      Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:47:27 -0800
From:      Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: wheel group & mkdir
Message-ID:  <201109061547.28019.beech@freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <4E66A92C.8030406@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <4E6640F0.5060902@a1poweruser.com> <4E664F1C.5050702@infracaninophile.co.uk> <4E66A92C.8030406@a1poweruser.com>

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On Tuesday 06 September 2011 15:13:48 Fbsd8 wrote:
> 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
> 
> 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.

user# su
Pass: root password
root#

Beech

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