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Re: Howto make root commands available to any user

Incoming from Otto Wyss:
> > On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 10:36:39AM +0200, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > Are there already any script which makes a desktop linux system more
> > > user friendly?
> > 
> > Be careful with 'user friendly'. It is not quite clear what you mean here, but
> I want to setup a desktop system where the current user can do anything

What do you mean by "the current user"?  Any Joe Blow who happens to
sit down at it?  That's a kiosk.  The archives at lists.debian.org
can help there.

> he needs and that means also commands like halt (since he started the
> system he should be able to stop it). There are many more such commands

Why does it need to be stopped?

> It seems Linux isn't thought as a desktop system (a system used by a

Linux scales from handhelds through to mainframes.  Of course it can
be used as a desktop system.  It's what I've been using since '93.

> single ordinary user). Otherwise I can't explain why there isn't a
> useful security concept and a fitting setup script available. I need

There is.  It's called sudo.

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