howto allow anyone to poweroff?

Jim Trigg jtrigg at
Wed Aug 7 19:09:49 UTC 2019

Way three is to chmod u+s,a+x /sbin/poweroff (or is it /usr/sbin/poweroff?).

Jim Trigg

On August 7, 2019 12:54:45 PM EDT, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 18:37:35 +0200, hw wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a way to allow ordinary users to poweroff a machine?  I'd
>> like to automatically poweroff PXE booted clients once the user that
>> was logged in logs out after using it.
>There are basically two ways:
>Way 1 is to add the users to the group "operator". This, however,
>allows them to do other things too which you might not be interested
>in allowing them.
>Way 2 is to add a program like sudo or super to your installation
>and allow the users to use _one_ specific program ("poweroff only").
>This is probably the safer way.
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