QUESTION: What Command(s) List a User's System Permissions in Linux?
- Looking for commands that will NOT be seen as aggressive or change the system, meaning that I attempt to change the system OR access file/dir that have standard permissions assigned to XYZ role to "see" if it's possible to do; root, su/sudo, etc.
- Which distro have the same command syntax? For example: (RHEL / Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora), (Debian / Ubuntu Linux), BSD, etc. -- NOTE: This list is NOT in any order, it's just a example, and I'm not looking for comments on which distro is better, just the commands requested.
RECENT_UPDATE (1): I want to know if the user I'm currently signed in as has rights as root, su/sudo, etc. -- I'm not a Linux person, if I was on WIN-XP the answer would be to go to "START >> CONTROL PANEL >> USER ACCOUNTS" and I would see the system rights that user has; Admin, limited, etc. There other ways, but that's just an example. If there is a better way to ask the question, let me know. What I'm NOT looking for is what permissions I have on a file/folder/etc, I want to type a command-line and get info on the current users system rights, if that makes sense. Thanks!!
RECENT_UPDATE (2): Rewrote the question, posted it to stack-x-superuser, getting better responses: http://superuser.com/questions/197878/how-to-i-document-user-rights-on-an-existing-linux-system