[Trilug-ontopic] sysadmin questions

Brian McCullough bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Sat Jun 12 17:16:38 EDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 04:59:12PM -0400, Cristóbal Palmer wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Brian McCullough <bdmc at bdmcc-us.com> wrote:
> > See if you have the command "vigr" in your system. ( I am presuming that you are familiar with "vi." )
> I suggest using groupadd(8) instead.

I agree about groupadd, but I was talking about the default group, or are you planning to have them with "individual" groups?

> BTW your system, if it is a RHEL/CentOS system, will already have a
> 'wheel' group, and you should add any people who need root access to
> this group, and then you should use the 'visudo' command:
>   sudo /usr/sbin/visudo
> And then you can make sure you have lines like this:
> ## Allows people in group wheel to run all commands
> %wheel  ALL=(ALL)       ALL
> So that anybody in the wheel group will have use of sudo.

Good ideas.  Do his developers actually need root access, or is that just what he is used to?


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