16.4. Path For System Administration Utilities

Certain utilities used for system administration (and other privileged commands) may be stored in /sbin, /usr/sbin, and /usr/local/sbin. Applications requiring to use commands identified as system administration utilities should add these directories to their PATH. By default, as described in ISO POSIX (2003), standard utilities shall be found on the PATH returned by getconf PATH (or command -p getconf PATH to be guaranteed to invoke the correct version of getconf).