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Re: shutdown/halt as user

--- David Wright <ichbin@shadlen.org> wrote:
> > How can I let a normal user use the "halt" or "shutdown" command?
> All the responses to this query have been ugly hacks. The right way
> to do 
> this this (put on flame-retardant suit here) is the way RedHat does:
> make 
> the halt binary call up pam for authenticaton and authorization and
> allow 
> the sysadmin to configure access in /etc/pam.d/halt. RedHat's code is
> GPL 
> -- why don't we just steal it?

I came late in this thread, but did anyone suggest sudo?   

Shawn Lamson
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