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What do you do when you try to sudo and root's PATH has gone kerblooey?

I've got a feeling something bad just happened to this machine. faheem@bulldog:/usr/local/src/mercurial$ sudo dpkg -i mercurial_3.0-1_amd64.deb mercurial-common_3.0-1_all.deb dpkg: warning: ...
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1answer
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How can I run as another user?

This is the bash code that should be runned. So first it substitutes the user to openproject and than runs all the code su openproject -c "bash -l" cd ~/openproject git checkout Gemfile.lock git ...
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Disallow Changing of Passwords [duplicate]

I have a spare computer running as a small server doing various things, and I'd like to create another account for my cousin, so she can learn how do manage a server/run minecraft etc. I'd like to ...
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Why sudo won't remember my password?

I use sudo in many systems, but I have one of them that makes me type my password each time I run sudo. All the others remember it for a while. This is debian 7.4 wheezy and sudo 1.8.5 I found this : ...
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1answer
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System environment variables not appearing in sudo

I have the following line my /etc/environment file: BROKER_URL=tcp://xxx.30.8.163:61616 I run this and get: $ set|grep BROKER_URL BROKER_URL=tcp://xxx.30.8.163:61616 Then, I run: $ sudo bash # ...
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How to create a directory which will have access to the user who is installing a package?

I am packaging one of my projects on Debian. The project expects a directory to be created at XDG_DATA_HOME or ~/.local/share/ where the data files will be kept. Now I am trying to create and feed the ...
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1answer
309 views

How can I run reboot as a normal user without needing to enter a password? [duplicate]

My goal is to use reboot as myusername without entering a password. How can I achieve this? I have read Allowing a user to use sudo without a password and followed the suggestions but it still ...
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1answer
119 views

Some software runs only by root terminal

I'm facing this odd situation here, programs such as gparted, furiusisomount and Rstudio never run by clicking on their icons in the applications menu or by running them with terminal as a normal ...
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running a command as a less privileged user: `sudo -u` vs `su` being run as root

in an startup-script that is typically being run as user root, i would like to start a program (actually, a server) as a less-privileged user. the script originally used su -s /bin/sh -c ...
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1answer
99 views

Change sudo and root password on Debian

I have sudo access, but I don't remember the sudo or root password; how do I change it from my limited account using sudo?
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Is sudo not installed by default in Debian?

I was reading a guide to install some software and came reading until this shocking statement: sudo is not installed on Debian by default. Make sure your system is up-to-date and install it. As ...
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How to properly configure sudoers file, on debian wheezy?

I have seen many blog posts that say, it is enough to do aptitude install sudo su root adduser USERNAME sudo But that only protects aptitude, in other words: aptitude install sendmail will ask ...
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1answer
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Is it a bad idea to add myself to the sudo group?

Members of the sudo group in my Debian install can execute anything without entering a password. This is convenient, but seems like a bad idea. NOTE: My computer is an ordinary desktop, not a server ...
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2answers
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How to add self to sudoers list?

I've added myself into the sudoers users list by using the command root@debian:/home/oshirowanen#adduser oshirowanen sudo If I try to run that command again, root@debian:/home/oshirowanen# ...
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1answer
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Redirecting output in the shell, permissions

I have a question about permissions. Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.4 (squeeze) So I have a folder with a php script in it. Both folder and file are owned by User1 If I do this: php script.php I ...
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Does the sudo user need a home directory?

In my setup, my aim is to have A standard user with minimal permissions to use on a daily basis A superuser account, defined in /etc/sudoers. Does this second user need a home directory? Both of ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder without giving read access to the parent folder

I'm not exactly sure the right question to ask, so I'll try to explain what I'm trying to do. I have an internal web application (in PHP) that I want to be able to create a folder. The trouble is ...
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gkSudo Error no matter what I do

I don't know why, It wasn't happening yesterday. Was it because I turned the machine off and back on again this morning? Anyway here's the error. GkSudo won't run anything at all now. (gksudo:3262): ...
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Gnome update-notifier doesn't show updates when user not in sudo group (Debian Squeeze)

Gnome desktop notifications of new updates is not working on my system. I noticed that the notifications stopped working when I removed my desktop user from the sudo group (I prefer to have a separate ...
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3answers
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debian not accepting administrative password

I have XFCE Debian on an old PowerPC PowerBook G4. When I go to open Synaptic Package Manager, a window pops up asking for my administrative password. I enter the password I normally use for sudo in ...
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1answer
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How to run a GUI program as a different user (Debian)?

Using a terminal, I can change the running user with su and sudo — but how can I do that by clicking on an icon/shortcut on the desktop/start menu? If I have to be root to execute I will be asked ...
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1answer
232 views

How do I make a certain command sudo-only on Debian?

What user and group should I chown it to? All admins are in 'admins' group. How do I chmod it?
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1answer
2k views

Can't add user to sudoers file [duplicate]

I'm installing Globus Toolkit . When i try to setup Certificate , this error comes : ERROR: could not run build command: /usr/local/globus-5.0.3/sbin/gpt-build -force ...
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1answer
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Debian 6.0 RC1: Cannot login as root and user is not a sudoer

After installing Debian 6.0 rc1, I can't do anything as administrator because I cannot login as root (but I did setup the password during installation) and user is not a sudoer either. Did I miss ...
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Why did my sudoers file suddenly reset itself?

After setting up Wave in a Box on my Debian server, I started noticing strange things happening: I could no longer use sftp to transfer files, and even worse, I couldn't run any sudo commands! ...