Something is baffling me with this command in openSUSE, and that is to view partitions, I need to run it from root directory as: "/sbin/fdisk -l", but if I navigate to the /sbin directory and try to run it as one would expect (at least I would expect ) as: "fdisk -l" I get back "Absolute path to 'fdisk' is '/sbin/fdisk', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root)", so then to run it from the sbin directory I need to log in as su first. Why will it run from the root directory as normal user but su is required to run it from its home directory sbin? I’m guessing it has something to do with "absolute path"? BTW, same thing seems to be true when I want to view the fstab file using kwrite, i have to run it from root directory as "kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab"