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Re: permissions in /sbin

On Dec 6, 2007, at 10:24 PM, Nate Duehr wrote:

On Dec 5, 2007, at 10:31 AM, David Brodbeck wrote:

One obvious problem with removing permissions on all this stuff is there are sometimes situations where an ordinary user legitimately needs to run, say, mount.

Seems to me like setting up that user with sudo access to mount would fix the problem without moving things out of their normal locations?

You might not want them to mount the filesystem with root permissions. Filesystems with the "user" flag in /etc/fstab can be mounted by ordinary users, and the mount point will be owned by that user. This is often desirable for things like flash drives or SMB shares.

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