sudo - Execute a command with superuser privileges.

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No drivers after usr ownership change Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 14.2 installed on an IBM T60 ThinkPad. Everything was going just fine until I was installing some developer tool (I can't even remember which one anymore) and accidentally changed ...
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No candidate version found for sudo

When I tried to install sudo in Debian 8.2 via aptitude install sudo I got an error: No candidate version found for sudo. The source list is standart. Here is the Source list: deb ...
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Change ownership of file from a user to another user which the first user controlls

I already know I cannot use chown willi-nilly as a normal user however in my situation I have two users: user1 and user2 where user1 is allowed, by the Sudoers file, to sudo in as user2. Is it still ...
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How to ensure proper file permissions when running installer bash as sudo?

I am making a installer bash, playing with it a little too. But I just came across a serious problem: As I run the bash with sudo ./install.sh, all the files it copies are owned by root and therefore ...
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How many check points in RHEL/CentOS to make sure no one have sudo/root access

I want to make sure no one has sudo access or root access on some production servers. Some points I have also verified like: grep 'x:0:' /etc/passwd grep root /etc/group cat /etc/sudoers key in ...
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How to prevent the caller's shell from being used in sudo

I'm running sudo-1.8.6 on CentOS 6.5. My question is very simple: How do I prevent SHELL from propagating from a user's environment to a sudo environment? Usually people are going the other way- they ...
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How to gain sudo access after powerwashing (factory resetting) my computer?

I just powerwashed (that's a factory reset on chromebooks) my computer so that it would be be 'brand new,' however now I don't have sudo access anymore. I used to not need a password to use sudo, ...
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Make superuser act like some other user in certain directory tree

I have the following problem: My home directory lies on the network and is mounted locally on home/<my username>. I can access it with my normal user account <my username>, but as root, I ...
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Sudo directive to read a log file

This works: apache ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL but this does not: apache ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/var/log/maillog It says: "sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified." The path is correct. Am ...
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Run script as admin (prompt for password) from xfce GUI

I have a mount script I need to run as admin. Since nobody knows how to run it automatically, I want to at least reduce the pain of manual start. The script has one line: sudo mount ... more params ...
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How can I run a program as another user in every way?

Background I'm trying to restart some programs (mail-notification and stalonetray) regularly, as they appear to die frequently. I want to set restart them whenever NetworkManager reconnects. Hence, I ...
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Run bash script with sudo, some commands as normal user

I have the below script, it is meant to be run with sudo however the first to commands (The git commands) need to run as the user "ubuntu" sudo -u ubuntu "git -C linux/build-repo pull" sudo -u ubuntu ...
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How to use grep with files in arbitrary encoding, without locale installed and without sudo?

I have utf-8 locale on my computer, and i want to search in KOI8-R encoded files. But i don't have KOI8-R locale installed. And i don't have sudo rights to install this locale. Is it possible to ...
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weird same output when using sudo command [ lp_bool(yesm): value is not boolean! ] [closed]

Whenever I am using sudo (followed by other command) I am getting same error again and again, here it is: lp_bool(yesm): value is not boolean! for example, sudo <some command> ...
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Are there behavior changes for sudo-1.8.6p3-15.x86_64 (RHEL6.6) as compared to sudo-1.6.9p17-6?

We found that there is a behavioural changes in sudo-1.8.6p3-15.x86_64 (RHEL6.6) as compared to sudo-1.6.9p17-6 (RHEL 5.8). It has been observed if a script called through sudo, and if CtrlC (SIGINT) ...
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Why can't I create directories under /root as a member of root? [duplicate]

I've done the following: sudo usermod -a -G root userA sudo su - root cd / chmod 775 root ls -aln -- drwxrwxr-x. 6 0 0 4096 Sep 13 22:04 root I can cd /root from my userA, but I can't make ...
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SSH to servers with sudo access - script throws unexpected end of file error

I've to run a command iptables --flush in 100+ servers. I don't have root credentials, but have sudo access for my account. So I come up with a below script to run the command in all servers. I added ...
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enable a user to chroot?

I have a script that I am running as a regular user (but one that can sudo). This script relates to BIND and gathers information each time it runs. It has not been working correctly and I noticed ...
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Run and stop a monitoring command as sudo for s seconds every m minutes

I want to run sudo airodump-ng -w myfile every ten minutes or so, for m minutes. It does not matter if the running time shifts (that it, if it runs m minutes later each time). Notice that this is a ...
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sudo script - best practice?

I have a script in which some of the commands need to be run as sudo. I have seen it asserted that running sudo inside scripts is a bad idea, and that is is better to run the whole script as sudo (and ...
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Can't give myself NOPASSWD privelege for chmod/chown [duplicate]

I'm trying to set my local computer (which has Linux Mint 13 Maya) so that I can chmod & chown any file with my regular max user account. Following this page, ...
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First bash script - Enter root password only once

I wrote a small bash script. But it needs root password. There are two commands only, both of which need the permission. So, currently I must enter sudo password twice - I don't want that. I linked ...
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How to make a sudo passwordless script for any user in bash

I want to be able to run a sudo command inside of a bash script but I was wondering what if I want any user in my server to be able to execute the script without to provide them with my root password, ...
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allow regular users to use network namespaces

I have an architecture using network namespaces (netns). I would like to allow regular users to do some operations in these netns. I could write a script netns-exec.sh, inspired by this post, ...
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What permissions one needs to run chmod, chown command on a folder/item?

I've always been running chmod/chown commands as a sudo user. But today I wondered if I don't use sudo, what permissions do I need to actually execute chmod/chown command on a folder/file? I've tried ...
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Is it possible to execute a command as another user without sudo su'ing to that user?

I do a lot of administration in CentOS6 for several teams. One of the more frequent things I do is sync down and package code as the team account, before deploying it out under my own account. Is ...
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sudo command doesn't source /root/.bashrc

I have added a custom path to PATH variable in my /root/.bashrc file When i do sudo su; echo $PATH, it shows the entry, '/path/to/custom/bins'. But i do sudo sh -c 'echo $PATH', it shows, ...
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Sudo Apache, with command line ? (not visudo)

I have visudo-edited /etc/sudoers this way: User_Alias APACHE = www-data Cmnd_Alias FIREWALL = /sbin/iptables, /sbin/ifconfig, /sbin/route APACHE ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: FIREWALL (To allow php ...
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Linux Sudo Without Password Prompt [duplicate]

I want to run a bash command at startup (~/.config/autostart/myCommand.desktop) that requires sudo, but rather than it prompting me every time, I would like to include the password in the command, ...
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Eclipse does not launch without sudo

On my Fedora (Fedora 22 Workstation) system, I recently installed Eclipse (sudo dnf install eclipse-platform). However, I am unable to launch Eclipse without using sudo. I would prefer not to have to ...
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What is the problem of giving the right to use sudo vim? [closed]

I'm using Mac OX 10.10. I would like to know what problems are caused by this: user ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim /etc/httpd/confs/httpd.conf I think this is in /etc/sudoers. I also have Cent OS. Does this ...
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ldd shows library exists and is linked, program doesn't find it

Console Output: bitnami@linux:~$ sudo svnmucc propset svn:needs-lock 1 file:///opt/bitnami/repositories/Standard/Ipc/trunk -m "test set" svnmucc: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Why user without any PASSWD entry in sudo config has to authenticate every time?

Consider this sudo config for two users: mary ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /bin/ls, /bin/cat bob ALL = (ALL) PASSWD: /bin/sort Now, when user mary executes any command not in the list she has to ...
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What's the difference between sudo su vs just su?

I see a lot of posts out there that say you type in sudo su to get an interactive prompt with root privileges, and I see equally many posts debating the pros and cons over sudo -i vs sudo su. Here ...
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ssh master - execute su remotely

I have a server S that I need to connect to. I'm connecting to S as user asdf with control master and after that I perform some stuff: ssh -N -f -M -o ControlPath=$SSHSOCKET ${USER}@${IP} -p ${PORT} ...
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When in debian 8.1 why is the super user run with su not sudo? [closed]

I am curious why the super user command su is run and not super user do (sudo).
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error when adding user to wheel group in CentOS 7

I am trying to grant sudo privileges to a user of a CentOS 7 devbox by typing gpasswd -a user wheel, but the attempt is failing. What am I doing wrong? Here is what I typed: I discovered that ...
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Why root bash output is colored but `sudo ls` output is not?

In bash (I am using Ubuntu 12.04) I get colored outputs either as root (after sudo su) or as a normal user. I checked (after reading this post) the files .bashrc for normal user and superuser and ...
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How to stop sudo PAM messages in auth.log for a specific user?

I am using Zabbix for monitoring my environment and zabbix_agentd executes as user zabbix one custom script every 60 seconds; it uses sudo to run this script as root. In /var/log/auth.log I see every ...
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debian 7 sudo email notification

I edit sudoers by visudo: Defaults env_reset Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" Defaults mailto = "me@domain.com" Defaults ...
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run command with sudo su in script and redirect stdin and stdout

I need to run command as another user and write to its stdin and read from its stdout. I can run command as another user only via opening new shell: sudo su anotheruser but with new opened shell i ...
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make sudoers use their own history file

I just can't seem to get a simple answer to this one. All I am trying to do is get a sudoers to use their own history file, but if I set the history var in the .bashrc for root with $user, the $user ...
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Disable some programs from sudo

I have a group of trusted developers which I have given sudo permissions on a server but I want to be able to exclude some programs to be run with sudo. For example I would like to disable command su ...
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How do you sudo with xonsh?

I get the error xonsh: subprocess mode: permission denied: sudo.
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sudo host field: what is it used for?

syntax for sudo is user ALL=(ALL) ALL whereby: 1st field is the user that can execute sudo 3rd field is the users that can be sudo into 4th field is the commands that can be executed as ...
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Is there a way to automatically use sudo whenever I get “Permission denied”? [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically use sudo whenever I get "Permission denied"? I don't want to become superuser, since I still want to be asked for the password in such cases. I just don't want to ...
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Multiple here documents in a bash script to drop in and out of sudo is causing error “Sessions still open, not unmounting”

I'm attempting to write a setup script that I can run on multiple machines to run a bunch of installers (requires sudo) but also do things like pull down a git repo (I want to run that as the normal ...
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How can I run a command as root user on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It seems Ubuntu has disabled the root user account so su doesnt work which is causing me an issue where I have an apache log file that is owned by root $ls -al error.log -rw-r----- 1 root adm 2061050 ...
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User settings for monit? Should it run as root, or it's own user?

I'm trying to install monit on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have it set up, and configured (i think), but i'm not sure what user it's supposed to run as. My user on the server is called deploy, and my ...
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How can I use different kerberos principals for sudo than for system-auth?

At my organization, we're required to use different kerberos principals when authenticating for sudo than for other types of auth, such as logging in. For instance, my regular (login) principal might ...