sudo - Execute a command with superuser privileges.

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Setting the root password vs. sudo -i

Should one always set a root password, or is sudo -i acceptable? Two problems is in reading other posts (maybe junk I realize): sudo -i eliminates the need for a password. Isn't that a problem for ...
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Using sudo to give access to another account on same machine

There are two unix accounts A and B.I want to execute a unix command from account B such that the command behaves as if it was executed from account A .How can I do this ? The problem here is that ...
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Should I use `sudo` or `su` in a startup script?

I have a personal program, that has a server/client design. The server daemon part of it, should be run as its own limited user, and the program was not designed to drop its root privileges (if ...
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Cannot enter in centOS with any user

I am using cent OS Operating system without GNOME. In the starting, it asks localhost login: Password: It has one user named service under group name service whose password is also service. I ...
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External HDD read/write permission changing from a cron job

So, I run an overnight python script that runs a backup of our web data in the /var/www directory, then moves the backups to an external HDD in /media. The script in scheduled in the sudo crontab ...
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Suddenly, I Can't login with correct password (greeter & tty)

This might be a duplicate of other password related questions but it's somehow eccentric. I have 3 accounts in my Ubuntu 12.10 system (one standard and two administrators). One of the administrator ...
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git deploy using sudo nopasswd

I'm trying to write simple post-recieve script, which would switch to webserver user and pull git repository. To do so, I added git user to sudoers (I've added this to very last line): git ALL = ...
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Apt-get, no sudoers file

I am trying to install a module using apt-get. For that I do the following: sudo apt-get install But I get the following error: sudo: can't stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory sudo: no ...
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how to require sudo to view files?

I have a ssh server. I allow people to connect to it if they want. I do my programming homework on it. I am in trouble with my teacher because people were cheating off it. I need to know how to ...
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Execute John the Ripper on multiple processors using mpirun

I am a linux noob trying to optimize John the Ripper for a security class. I am trying to use both processors to run John by using the mpirun program as suggested in this tutorial. I installed mpirun, ...
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Can't use su or sudo on Arch Linux

Sudo returns this error: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root? And su - returns this: su: Authentication failure The user I'm using is a member of the following groups: ...
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Bodhi Issue with Nautilus as SU

I am unsure how to run Nautilus with superuser privilieges on Bodhi, or if this is just a bad idea altogether. I am looking for a file manager that can browse my local network, and can be run as ...
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sudo hangs indefinitely without prompting for password

When I logged back into my Ubuntu desktop after an update, my display driver was seemingly unavailable and I was met with vt-7's output. I changed to a different terminal and logged in. However, when ...
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How to automaticaly enter sudo's grace period upon login

Knowing that giving a user a sudo's grace period right from the point when he/she login might be a security issue, I still think it will be a beneficial trade-off between security and usability in my ...
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Root user can't do everything? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Redirecting stdout to a file you don’t have write permission on I'm quite new to Linux and I have a permissions questions. I'm using Linux Mint. If I go to /opt and do ...
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Is it possible for sudo to read password from gnome-keyring or similar

I'm currently using sudo a lot in a bunch of scripts, which is turning into a bit of a hassle, as some scripts does not allow interactive input (e.g., Makefiles). Instead of disabling sudo passwords ...
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Run local scripts on multiple servers using sudo user through a script

I have about 100 remote servers. I want to manage all my servers using one terminal server to update , run commands with sudo privileges. I need to have one main script that takes another test script ...
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Allow user to see how many iptables rules are loaded, but not actual contents?

I want to allow user to check how many rules are present in filter table, but not able to view actual rules, is that possible? literally I mean iptables -L | wc -l (I know it's faulty), but sudo ...
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Passwordless sudo of a command containing a comma

I have a number of users of a desktop machine, who each have a folder on a remote samba server. I am trying to set up per-user mounting of these network folders following the instructions here: ...
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run 'service php5-fpm restart' without using sudo

I am integrating my cakephp projects using jenkins. Right now, I am exploring the use of Phing. There is one task where I need to run service php5-fpm restart So far I tried to do this manually. ...
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How to set Cmnd_Alias properly?

I have one script to allow for one user to run. The string calling it from the command line looks like ./script path/to/folder -a option='value' When I try to add it to the other commands in ...
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sshfs mount, sudo gets permission denied

I am using sshfs to mount a folder with some python projects over ssh to my ~/ directory. $ mkdir -p ~/mount/my-projects $ sshfs user@example.com:/home/user/my-projects ~/mount/my-projects I can ...
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sudo vs “rwx” access

I am new in Linux environment and I would like to know if rwx access on Linux file system can substitute sudo access to run a command. i.e.: I have the command abcd in /etc/init.d/ and I do have rwx ...
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sudo: ./server: command not found

I wrote a piece of software called "server" and I am trying to run it on a different linux box. The command I am typing is: sudo ./server I am in the directory with 'sever' in it, and it tells me ...
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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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Sudo does not work in chroot

I would like to be able to use the sudo command in a chroot environment. I start the chroot as follows: chroot /debian-squeeze /bin/bash Now I'm logged in as root in the chroot. I can do su user ...
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Why can I only use apt-get when I use “su”?

Not sure what info you need here, if any. Just let me know. I have a proxy that bypasses the corporate net set in my profile file for both su and normal user. When I do a sudo or regular apt-get ...
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What is “ALL ALL=!SUDOSUDO” for?

The last line of the /etc/sudoers file is: grep -i sudosudo /etc/sudoers Cmnd_Alias SUDOSUDO = /usr/bin/sudo ALL ALL=!SUDOSUDO why? What does it exactly do? UPDATE#1: Now I know that it prevents ...
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add members of wheel group, sudo access

On Fedora15, following this wiki, I added a user to wheel group, which is already in the sudoer config file. but still I get not-a-sudoer error prompt. Should I specifically name every member of a ...
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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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How to use sudo in Fedora?

I use to be a fans of Ubuntu, when I want to execute a command as root user, I do this sudo blah_blah_blah. But in Fedora 16, it doesn't seem recognize this command. Any clue on this?
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sudo: script launched from another script won't redirect standard output

I'm using AIX 5.3 with sudo 1.6.9p23. Sudoers file grants user fcomartin permission to run any command as user oas: fcomarti ALL=(oas) ALL User oas has a bash script called menu, which launches ...
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Can I get correct $PATH when executing sudo -u db2inst -sh “db2”?

I need to run sudo -u db2inst1 sh -c "db2 connect to db; db2 set schema Edumate; db2 \"select * from edumate_settings\"" but I don't want to specify absolute path to db2 If I run sudo -u db2inst1 sh ...
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How do you automatically elevate an automatic task to root privileges or is there an alternative approach?

I'm trying to write, in essence, an automatic deployment script for use by our development team and I know I can set up SSH to use keys so that I can automatically authenticate via key instead of ...
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Are sudo and gksudo safe?

I noticed after running a sudo command in terminal or running a administrative application that uses gksudo, it won't ask again for the password for a time (something like 5 minutes). Now let's ...
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How to change shells via script?

I have to repeat following operation a lot of times, hence I want to automate it. sudo su tcsh cd $workDir Here $workDir is set in ~/.tcshrc. I tried writing two shells scripts. Script1 is temp.sh ...
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Finding root password

I installed a Ubuntu and it only has a user. I can login to the system without login. It doesn't ask me for un/pwd. but when I am in, and I want to run some commands as root (sudo), it ask for ...
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log into ec2 using SSH but sudo prompts for password

Have an EC2 instance. Connect via ssh. Can navigate through directories. When I try to use a sudo command, I am prompted for a password. ubuntu@ec2-ip-address:/etc$ sudo su root [sudo] ...
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How do I find out if I am sudoer?

How does Linux system behave when I am not sudoer? Here is what happens if I try to use sudo: server:/tmp>$ sudo cal [sudo] password for user: Sorry, try again. Is it possible that I just don't ...
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Only one file name allowed error

Sometimes I forget to do sudo vim and open files to which I don't have write permission. I saw this post and it was really helpful. When I did :w !sudo tee % it asked me for a password and then the ...
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Why sudo timestamp is not updated when NOPASSWD is set?

I've set up sudo not to prompt for password by editing the sudoers file: myuser ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL And it works fine, running sudo with no password prompting. But when entering sudo -v I ...
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How can I use `sudo` with a command, but still “be myself”?

My SysAdmin is requiring me to use sudo to run a certain script. This script (depending on which subcommand you pass in as an argument) connects to another machine using ssh keys, but this is ...
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X11: Client not authorized when calling with sudo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I launch a graphical program on another user's desktop as root? I'm trying to do the equivalent of: $ sudo -u myuser DISPLAY=:1 xterm However, it give me the ...
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Tracking what commands were executed after sudo to another user

I have provided sudo to ten users to become another user like nsup. I want to track which user executes which command after they become nsup. If there is a way to store the log files in a common file ...
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Why does cron silently fail to run sudo stuff in my script?

I have a script run from a non-privileged users' crontab that invokes some commands using sudo. Except it doesn't. The script runs fine but the sudo'ed commands silently fail. The script runs ...
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Emptying a directory owned by another user weekly

I have a temp directory set up where users can place whatever files they need to send to other users via HTTP. The owner of this directory is an SFTP user, and cannot run cron jobs. I have one shell ...
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How universal is sudo?

I was writing some instructions on how to install something (TeX-related - if you don't ask, I won't ruin your day by supplying more details) and used sudo to install system-wide. Someone commented ...
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Sudo yum permission denied Fedora 17

On Fedora 13, in /etc/sudoers I used to have a line: Cmnd_Alias SOFTWARE=/usr/bin/yum and then for a user that would have the privilege of installing his/her own RPM packages, an entry like: ...
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux/Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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How do I execute a newly installed application with Sudo?

I have just installed an application on my Amazon EC2 instance called sshpass. I am having trouble getting it to work properly ( although, it works correctly on a non AWS instance ). I've read in ...