Subject: Re: user 'operator' ?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/15/2001 13:53:35
>what is user operator good for?
>I understand the group is good for backups, but the user?
>Running a find on a 1.5 system didn't show any files belonging to that
>What do I miss? 

afaict, nothing.  the "operator" group is assigned to df, shutdown,
/etc/dumpdates, /etc/skeykeys (but...only root can read it?), and disk
devices, but that appears to be it.

the "operator" user is not associated with anything that i can see,
although i can't say that it's not referenced in some binary for some

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