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  1. #11
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    Re: shutdown without su priv

    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    I just tried it in my 16.04 VM. If I launch a terminal from the desktop and run "shutdown -r now" it shuts down with no superuser privileges required.

    If I access a shell via ssh and run "shutdown -r now" it doesn't work without sudo.

    So, it's only when you're on the desktop itself that you can shutdown without privileges. Remote access still requires sudo.
    Correct, the same from a tty, sudo is required. So not sure that this thread is about anything. (certainly no mention of server, ect.
    The only issue n the past was shutting down with other users logged in & that has been addressed to extent possible.

  2. #12
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    Re: shutdown without su priv

    It's worked this way for ages

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    Re: shutdown without su priv

    i do apologise
    seems my dementia got in the way
    gui shutdown doesnt need su but terminal allows switches which could potentially be damaging to the system such as auto-format etc
    Much thanks on your feedback - shows me how much i still need to learn
    cheers c

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    Re: shutdown without su priv

    Quote Originally Posted by colmax View Post
    i do apologise
    seems my dementia got in the way
    gui shutdown doesnt need su but terminal allows switches which could potentially be damaging to the system such as auto-format etc
    Much thanks on your feedback - shows me how much i still need to learn
    cheers c
    No need to apologise as in previous versions of Ubuntu, or certainly previous LTS versions, those shutdown commands do need root permissions and authorisation, which is why I was surprised and said as such in post #2.

    I am still running 14.04 (Xubuntu) so was not aware of this change before your thread was started.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 20.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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