More trivia: origin of the wheel group
pde at ehlke.net
Sat Dec 20 19:16:31 PST 2003
On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 06:26:01PM -0800, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> The guy who wrote the group functionality was both a buddhist and a
> Journey fan. He was listening to "Wheel in the Sky" while trying to
> figure out a way to give more people administrative rights without giving
> too much access. In a fit of enlightment, he came up with a special group
> for administrators. Since they were the ones who kept things turning, it
> only seemed appropriate that "wheel" be immortalized in the /etc/group
> True story!
The notion of 'wheel' existed well before Journey. It was certainly there
in TOPS-20: WHEEL was the group that had full system priveleges.
But it was a nice try :)
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