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    Why can I run halt/reboot commands as normal user?
    How can I do to run with normal user?

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    well you dont realy want to be able to do thoes as a normal user... but in a shell you can su(switch user) then preform thease tasks
    Code:
    su - root
    enter then root passwd
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    It was orgionally done this way to because Linux was made as a server and or workstation and as a server it is more secure to only have root shutdown a server. Most of the time shutdown is in /sbin/shutdown. I usually create a group add the users i want to it. I call it shutdown group, then I chmod g+x /sbin/shutdown. That fixes it for me.
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