Re: /etc/profile should include sbin in PATH
On Sun, Dec 19, 1999 at 03:34:48PM -0500, Greg Stark wrote:
> It should include /usr/sbin and /sbin in the PATH. While these
> directories are intended to contain binaries mainly useful to the
> administrator it was never intended that these binaries should be
> denied to normal users.
> Many binaries in these directories serve dual purposes and are
> useful to both normal users and the administrator, For example
> ifconfig, lsmod, traceroute all live in /usr/sbin or /sbin.
Sounds like a good idea to me. That's one of the first changes I make
to newly installed Debian systems, as I like to be able to use
traceroute, ifconfig, etc as a user.
David N. Welton -+- email@example.com -+- http://www.efn.org/~davidw