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Re: eject command for normal users and some other stuff

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 18:34, H S wrote:
> Next, for some reason, "eject" command is also root only? How do I
> make normal user also be able to use that as well?

The easiest way is to make the eject binary SUID root. (man chmod for
more info) Note that making ANYTHING SUID root is generally a bad idea.
But if you're more interested in ease of use than security per se, then
it gets the job done. I've been doing that on a couple of my systems for
over a year now and have yet to have anyone try to exploit it in any

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