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Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite

On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Ben Armstrong wrote:

>Horribly complex.  What is wrong with having a Unix group 'admin' and only
>show menu items if the user belongs to group admin?  If the overhead of
>maintaining members of an admin group is something that a sys admin doesn't
>want to bother with, the sys admin could simply decide (via some option
>in /etc/menu-methods/menu.config perhaps) that all users on the system
>should see all admin menu entries.  Or if a particular user doesn't want to
>pester the admin to add them to group admin, yet does have root access
>somehow, then the same config variable should be settable under ~/.menu/

I believe that this would be called reinventing the wheel.  This was 
traditionally the role of group wheel, info su as to why it isn't done 
that way.

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