Tomas Mraz wrote:
If there were any commands in
sbin that are usable also for regular users then they should have been
moved to bin.
Some examples of commands that are usable to unprivileged users:
ntpdate -q -u some_time_server
I've always found it annoying when I want to list the computer's IP addresses
for example, and I have to prefix the ifconfig command with "/sbin/" or
"/usr/sbin/", and remember which of those two it should be.
It's particularly odd that I can use /sbin/mkfs to make a disk image without
privileges, but /bin/mount won't mount it even if I own both the image and the
mount point. The division into bin and sbin seems rater arbitrary and I see no
significant advantages with it. Thus I support the plan to move everything to