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Re: Proposal of new group

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Tomasz Wêgrzanowski wrote:

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 : > >This group would be very useful for desktop machines for people who
 : > >set computer on (via switch), login as common user and do what they have to
 : > >and then stop the computer via command (`halt' or `shutdown -h now')
 : > >or via it's interface gshutdown. Now this problem is lacally solved inelegantly
 : > >by sudo or by special root account called ex: halt (shell=/sbin/halt) or
 : > >by even less secure methods because of lack of the standard.

What's inelegant about sudo?  Also, see the "ctrlaltdel" function of

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