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usermod as non-root user

usermod as non-root user

Posted Dec 11, 2008 13:13 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
In reply to: usermod as non-root user by dlang
Parent article: Fedora and CAPP

In order to satisfy the religious edicts from CAPP, the tool could be split into usermod-real, which is the real usermod program, and usermod, which is just a shell script wrapper. The script would understand --help and --version but not much else, and would not invoke usermod-real unless running as root. That would comply with the letter and spirit of the law while not breaking the existing interface.

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