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Re: How to use sudo not root

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 09:45:52 +0200, Felix C. Stegerman wrote:
>* Magnus Therning <magnus@therning.org> [2006-06-17 01:24]:
>> On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 21:50:39 +0200, Felix C. Stegerman wrote:
>> [..]
>> >> %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
>> >> 
>> >> should do ... as they have in ubuntu
>> >
>> >What about group `wheel' ?
>> Historically in UNIX the group wheel has GID 0, in Debian that's the
>> root group.
>Do you know where the name `wheel' comes from?

No I don't. I couldn't find anything on Google either (10 minute search
only). One interesting peculiarity I wasn't aware of is that on BSDs,
which have the wheel group, `su root` is only allowed for members of the
wheel group.


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