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Date:      Wed, 7 Sep 2011 02:07:37 +0200
From:      "Hasse Hansson" <>
To:        "'Fbsd8'" <>, "'Matthew Seaman'" <>
Subject:   SV: wheel group & mkdir
Message-ID:  <000001cc6cf2$29dda9e0$7d98fda0$@org>
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[] P=E5 vegne af Fbsd8
Sendt: den 7 september 2011 01:14
Til: Matthew Seaman
Emne: Re: wheel group & mkdir

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 =
>> 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.
su and get prompted for the user id's password after which I get=20
returned to the command line. Running the script with the mkdir command=20
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=20
su to work.



If I've got the correct impression of it, to be in the wheel group, able =
to su to root, meaning get root privilieges.
BUT you have to know and use the root password.
If you have installed the "sudo" port, which is very easy to config, =
just by
removing some "hash #" marks some common privilieges of the wheel group, =
obtain almost "root power" configurable by you. And also configuarable =
if you like the group to use their own passwords or none, just belonging =
the wheel group, when issuing the sudo command.
According to my humble understanding, just belonging to the wheel group
without further configuration, don't get you much more.=20


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