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Re: clean shutdown



On Wed, Apr 08, 1998 at 12:31:30PM -0400, David B Wilson wrote:
> Is there a way to do a clean shutdown without becoming root?
> (Preferably still restricting access to those who can push the power button.)
Either use the super or sudo package or install perl-suid and create
a small suid perl script like this:

#!/usr/bin/suidperl
$ENV{PATH}='/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin';
system('shutdown -h now');

make it owner root and chmod u+s,a+x. If you want to restrict access to this
script, create a new group to contain all users that should be allowed to
use it, change the group of this script to this group and chmod o-x

Nils

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