[CentOS] allowing users to issue the "shutdown" command
asparks at doublesparks.net
Sat Oct 17 02:08:54 UTC 2009
Buz Davis wrote:
> 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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IIRC, shutdown.allow doesn't work that way. It's a way to prevent
arbitrary people logged into a console from issuing a ctrl-alt-del
You'll either need to set up a 'sudo' capability for that account to run
shutdown, or do something like outlined here:
I'd prefer the sudo approach.
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