Member of group wheel, but still can't shutdown system?

thomas at thomas at
Fri Oct 6 04:29:41 PDT 2006

On Thursday 05 October 2006 01:25 pm, albi wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:24:14 +0200
> thomas at wrote:
> > I've just installed FreeBSD 6.1 and listed myself as a member of the
> > wheel group during the add users portion of the installation.  For
> > some reason I have not put a finger on yet I cannot shutdown the
> > system "do not have permission" to effect the command.  Went back as
> > root on a later session and re-entered my name in /etc/group to the
> > wheel account to no avail, anybody got an idea as to where I need to
> > look?
> # ls -la /sbin/shutdown
> -r-sr-x---  1 root  operator  431524 May  2 16:40 /sbin/shutdown
> what about group operator ? but i personally would use sudo instead of
> group wheel etc.

Received several responses and suggestions to my group wheel question, thanks 
to all.  Whether it is best to add myself also to operators group or sudoers 
as suggested is something I need to play with to deside which is best for my 
use, but the feedback was greatly appreciated!


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