sudo - Execute a command with superuser privileges.

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Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', error: No such file or directory for wpa_supplicant

When I do this: sudo wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlp4s0 -c <(wpa_passphrase "some ssid" "password") I get Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', ...
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Running .sh Script With Sudo Results In Different Output [on hold]

I'm seeing some really strange behaviour in a script I'm working on.What I have is an svn hook that gets run whenever a commit is made to an svn repo. It runs a sqsh command that generates another ...
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Why does visudo compare the contents of `VISUAL` to a fixed whitelist? [duplicate]

This is on Ubuntu 15.10 I'm trying to get a better understanding of visudo and how it works. The documentation explains that visudo will consult the VISUAL environment variable and compare it against ...
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sudo: unable to resolve host “hostname”

I'm testing a VPS provider, and recently created a virtual machine with a hostname testserver using an ubuntu template. This VPS provider reserves and bills resources by the month, so if you create a ...
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sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

I have a perl script that I fork from another script that I launch from a web browser via mod_perl. The forked script (which ends up running as apache) needs to sudo service X stop as part of a ...
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apt-get update failed to fetch and /sources.list.d/ empty

Running the sudo apt-get update command, I got the following error: Fetched 988 kB in 16s (59,3 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to allow sudo user to run commands in different machines

In my test lab I have NIS set up in 5 test machines. For example, there are 3 NIS users userA,userB,userC configuring sudo in 1st machine for userA to run commands in 3rd machine as user root . userA ...
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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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Allow user to run a command with arguments (which contains spaces)

I want to allow one user to run grep (through sudo), and to grep for one specific string in one specific file. I don't want to allow this user to be able to run grep on all files. The user doesn't ...
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what is meant by Defaults:visiblepw in /etc/sudoers file

Im newbie to linux, when i was reading sudo config file, there is a line Defaults visiblepw . i read the definition for the visiblepw in manual page visiblepw By default, sudo will refuse to ...
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kerberos: Why sudo command creates a ticket?

I have successfully set up a kerberos (MIT) / OpenLDAP debian server which can authenticate users with kerberos and get SSH access according to OpenLDAP groups. I must mention that as this is a ...
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How to temporarily change locale for sudo?

To change the locale of the current user like export LANG=en_US.UTF-8. But this environment variable doesn't affect the root user. When I use sudo the display language remains default. How can I ...
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Feedback when entering passwords, without revealing length

I often SSH into a machine and use sudo on it. When entering passwords, I'm always afraid that another window will steal the focus. However, I don't want to display asterisks (with pwfeedback, for ...
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Set sudo umask apart from the user calling it

The problem: I set my umask for my user to be 0077. Now I use sudo instead of su when I need super-user access, and the problem is that whenever I execute a software installation using sudo with ...
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sudo -u git clone

I'm on Ubuntu server 14.04. I am using apache web server which runs as the www-data. I need to do git clone from a script (a web hook). This script will run with www-data user privilages. Running ...
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I want to copy a remote txt file via SSH, but without using root access

I want to copy my hosts to remote /etc/hosts but it doesn't work. I know root SSH access makes things easier, but IMHO root SSH access is a little dangerous. cat /etc/hosts|ssh samba2 "sudo su -c ...
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copy file from user to another in linux

I'm trying to copy a file from my home directory to another user's directory. I have a sudo access for the other user with no password. I tried doing something like: sudo secondUser cp ...
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How can I avoid being prompted for a password in this script? [duplicate]

I’m using Amazon Linux. If I login as my “otheruser” user, and create a script, test.sh, with this text sleep 5 ; sudo reboot now I can login and run the script like so … [davea@mydevbox ~]$ sudo ...
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What does “sudo su -s /bin/bash - <username>” do?

Could someone kind enough explain to me what this command means? sudo su -s /bin/bash - foo I was told that if I want to switch to a different account in this case "foo" without knowing its ...
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Pass Environment Variable to Sudo AWS ec2 sudo node

I am new to linux and AWS. I have a node.js server running on an EC2 instance. I am running the following command to keep it running endlessly and on port 80: $ sudo node app.js & Now when I ...
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What is the threat of a user trying to sudo without permission?

I was sshing into a certain computing system that I use. I was trying to follow some Linux instructions that involved sudo, and tried a few times to enter the password unsuccessfully, before realizing ...
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Exporting a variable so it appears in a script sourced through sudo

I have a bash script/s which has a "main" script which is run as sudo. Variables are declared in this script. Then it sources another commands.sh script, however this script uses sudo to drop back to ...
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Running sudo restricted commands by creating soft link

I have sudo access to one of our test machines and the following are the commands restricted for me: user_sree@sel8585:~> sudo -l user_sree's password: User user_sree may run the following ...
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Why is it safer to give sudo rights to a non root user?

I have recently installed Amazon Linux on EC2 to run NodeJS applications. It is recommended to run them as a non root user. This user will still be me so there is no concern that someone else will ...
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How does shutting down require sudo except when done through a GUI? [duplicate]

If I want to shut down my machine programmatically or on the terminal, I must do sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown. If I want to shut down my machine through my window manager and desktop environment, I ...
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Why when I try to execute a program as normal user I get denied, and when I execute it with sudo I get “Not Found”

In order to execute mysqlbackup I have to execute it as root. Here's the example when I execute it as normal user: mysqlbackup --compress --user=root --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock ...
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How can I execute any command as a normal user without sudo?

Is it possible to assign the sticky bit to sudo in order to execute any command as a normal user? Let's suppose that we have the user test and then: test@test$ apt-get update But I don't wanna use ...
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how to: Please sudo, do _not_ setup any environment, especially $SUDO_USER?

I want to start a process as another uid and it should not need any information from $(env), so I strip the environment prior to the sudo -u powerlessuser /bin/processCmd, that is I run this env -i ...
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Authentication required to edit Sudoers - User not listed

I made a small typo in my sudoers file, nothing a simple pkexec can't fix. The problem is that when I added my user with "adduser name" and added "name" to visudo, as well as the root and sudo ...
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how to do administrative commands without sudo?

Is there a possibility to grant administrative privileges to the current logged in user forever? So I don't have to type sudo everytime I want to do something?
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run a sudo command, specifying the password on the same line

I would like to do something like that: sudo -p password rm /a/file Can I put the password and the user on the same line? My Sudo version is 1.8.9p5
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sudo not working on two systems, but runs on remainder of the networked systems

This question is about sudo implementation and I was unable to find a similar question here in the forums. I'm running Redhat 6.6 on my network of 14 servers and 8 workstations. On the primary NIS ...
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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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How do I allow non-root users to control a systemd service with instances?

I need to allow users in the dba group to control the database@ services. The answer to this related question is to just list all systemctl "verbs" that I want to allow in the sudoers file, however, ...
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I can't use the “sudo” command on my server [duplicate]

After I edited the /etc/sudoers.d/my_sudoers file with nano I was unable to use sudo. The following errors are giving when trying to use sudo: sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers.d/my_sudoers near ...
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SOLVED Missing partition / drive Centos 7

I was trying to change permissions on one of my NTFS partitions and I think I have messed something up. I entered the below command on Centos 7 and now the partition is missing from the File Manager. ...
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Possible to check ability to sudo before sudo'ing?

I'm writing a small utility program. I'd like it to attempt to sudo-run something if required. That is: if file permissions don't allow the current user to operate on a particular file (and sudo ...
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sudo cannot open /etc/sudoers

sudo does not work. I have Arch Linux installed on a USB key formatted with BTRFS. Here's the output when I run 'sudo': $ sudo sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied sudo: no valid ...
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Why does sudo su work, but su does not? [duplicate]

I have tried this on Fedora and on Ubuntu. kshitiz@kshitiz:~$su su: Authentication failure kshitiz@kshitiz:~$sudo su root@kshitiz:/home/kshitiz# I am entering the same password in both the cases. ...
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How can I `alias sudo !!`?

I'm trying to set an alias for sudo !! in Bash. I tried alias sbb='sudo !!', but it interprets that as a literal !! and prints sudo: !!: command not found If I use double quotes, it substitutes ...
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How to execute multiple commands remotely on few servers?

I am trying to automate these steps so that I don't need to do this on every machines manually. I need to install latest app server software (abc.tar.gz) on all the unix boxes. I need to do this in ...
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Write to a file without redirection?

I am writing a regular compiled application that needs to create a special file and write a magic cookie into it. I can’t write the file directly from the application, the system security model ...
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I accidentally deleted the sudoers file on Mac OS X; is there any way to recover it?

I accidentalley deleted the sudoers file on Mac OS X; is there any way to recover it? And once you've recovered it, how do you set it to mode 0440? I presume not but I am desperate to get it back!
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How to restore to permissions to sudoers file with no password?

The complete story: I launched an Amazon EC2 "Tier" (VPS) running RHEL 7.1 and created a key for ssh. EC2 automaticly crates a user called ec2-user for new Rhel VPSs, and it have the permissions (in ...
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Mass deployment of package to multiple Linux servers across different continents

I'm new to here and want to raise an interesting question about mass remote configuration of Linux servers. Imagine you get a list of IP addresses for 100 servers with a fresh install of Ubuntu, ...
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Mechanism behind password storage in sudo

Whats the mechanism behind sudo that stores the password for all subsequent calls to sudo?
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Sudo with password and append to file via SSH

What i'm trying to do is the following. SSH to remote host. Append the public_keys in the logged in users authorized_keys file to all the users .ssh/authorized_keys file. I've run into problem ...
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Set sudo password differently from login one

As a privileged user I am trying to set the sudo password to another then the one used at login. I have done some research but have not found an answer. Does sudo support that kind of configuration? ...
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How to set visudo to use a different editor than the default on Fedora?

Fedora 14 uses vi by default when one runs visudo. Is there a way to change this to something else?
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How would I limit users' sudo permissions for journalctl to a specific unit?

I want to provide our users access to journalctl of a specific unit. For e.g., httpd. My initial thought was to specify the command spec like this: /usr/bin/journalctl -u httpd.service * This will ...