[CentOS] allowing users to issue the "shutdown" command

Buz Davis buzdavis at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 17 01:19:05 UTC 2009


I am running CentOS 5.3 and have just the two accounts "root" and 
"buz".  I would like to be able to issue "shutdown" from the account 
"buz", and thus created
/etc/shutdown.allow with the single entry  "buz" (without any quotes).  
I still
get the error message "only root can do this" (or something similar) 
even if I include the '-a' option on the shutdown command.  What am I 
missing ?


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