Jason L. wrote:
> I am trying to setup an account so that whoever logs in with that
> account, the machine will shutdown. The goal is to allow anyone to
> shut down the machine without giving that person root access.

How about this:

- put the following script somewhere (let's say /etc/shutdown_now)

#! /sbin/sh
/sbin/uadmin 256 9 # set poweroff flag
/sbin/init 0

- add the following line to your /etc/passwd file


If a user logs in as 'shutdown' the machine will immediately begin
to power down gracefully.

(sudo is probably a better solution though.

Ivan Rayner