21694Re: [linux-dell-laptops] suauth question
- Nov 3, 2003Please clarify about sudo... as far as I'm familiar
with it (and I'm not too terribly so) it only lets you
run a command as another user. This isn't my aim; I
want to be able to su into a root-user shell without
--- Munagala Ramanath <amberarrow@...> wrote:
> Have you tried 'sudo' ?=====
> --- "W.K. Vladmir Ward" <web_raptor.geo@...>
> > Quick question, and hopefully someone can answer
> > just as quickly...
> > Recently I've looked into adding free su
> privelages to
> > my user account on my laptop (as I'm the only one
> > using it at any given time, especially on the
> > side, I see no harm in doing so). Following
> > from 'man 5 suauth' I created the /etc/suauth file
> > with a single line:
> > root:gus:NOPASS
> > as 'gus' is my username (yep, I'm a hick ;).
> > is, su doesn't seem to care one bit about this
> > as whenever I try to su it still asks me for a
> > password (which as I understand it shoudln't do to
> > begin with), and leaving the password prompt blank
> > results in a login failure.
> > The file's access mask is 440 (-r--r-----) which I
> > figure should be sufficient for being read by
> > even with mode 777 it doesn't work, however.
> > Should you need the info, I'm on a very modified
> > Slackware 8.1 (lots of stuff added... I'm thinking
> > upgrading, but I've got so much stuff installed on
> > here I don't know if I want to... but clean new
> > systems sure are nice).
> > =====
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