Re: How to Shutdown as a normal user?
Brad Sawatzky wrote:
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Teuchteu wrote:
I created a user with root privileges who just makes a shutdown -h now
(Well i edit the /etc/passwd file to launch a script that shut down the
computer). We wave the same at work on Unix platform (we don't have root
I'm sure it's far to be the best solution, but it is simple, and easy...
Of course, any user with the shutdown-user password (or everyone if the
password is nulled) can trivially get root privs using 'su <shutdown
userid>'. The correct way to do this is with sudo or equivalent.
Add with the visudo command a line like the following to the
john hostname = NOPASSWD: /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot
and you can use the comands without password.