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The section entitled "Allow only the "wheel" group to run su" is a sentence and not a title.  Also, isn't this a part of the security considerations?  The subject isn't actually explained and we don't know the purpose of it. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 00:46, 23 December 2009 (EST)
 
The section entitled "Allow only the "wheel" group to run su" is a sentence and not a title.  Also, isn't this a part of the security considerations?  The subject isn't actually explained and we don't know the purpose of it. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 00:46, 23 December 2009 (EST)
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:I've attempted to add a brief explanation, and made the section a sub-section of "Security". Mentioning wheel is important, since UNIX and BSDs use this group with su, but Richard Stallman opposes the idea in GNU su. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 12:24, 23 December 2009 (EST)
  
 
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The section entitled "Allow only the "wheel" group to run su" is a sentence and not a title. Also, isn't this a part of the security considerations? The subject isn't actually explained and we don't know the purpose of it. - KitchM 00:46, 23 December 2009 (EST)

I've attempted to add a brief explanation, and made the section a sub-section of "Security". Mentioning wheel is important, since UNIX and BSDs use this group with su, but Richard Stallman opposes the idea in GNU su. -- pointone 12:24, 23 December 2009 (EST)

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Shouldn't the article title actually be SU instead of Su? - KitchM 00:46, 23 December 2009 (EST)

I think it's best if it just refers to the binary, thus displaytitle=su. pwd 04:02, 23 December 2009 (EST)
Interesting point. I was thinking about the capitalization standard. Wouldn't it override the binary notation format in these settings? - KitchM 12:11, 23 December 2009 (EST)
I've only ever seen it referred to as "su"; never "SU" (including on Wikipedia:su and the GNU man page. I've changed the displaytitle accordingly. -- pointone 12:20, 23 December 2009 (EST)