https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12996397/command-not-found-when-using-sudo is exactly what I am looking for but none of the answers worked for me. I am using Arch Linux. I am trying to run a command in the present working directory

Workspace$ sudo ./SomeBinary -some_args
sudo: ./<SomeBinary>: command not found
sudo pwd

My /etc/sudoers file

Defaults env_keep += "HOME"
Defaults env_keep += "QTDIR KDEDIR"
Defaults env_keep += "XDG_SESSION_COOKIE"
Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"

Defaults mail_badpass
Defaults log_output
Defaults!/usr/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
Defaults!/usr/local/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
Defaults!REBOOT !log_output

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

%sudo   ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

#includedir /etc/sudoers.d

I have mounted the working directory with remote directory using sshfs.

sshfs RemoteUbuntu.local:/media/ExtHDD/Workspace ~/Workspace

Remote is BTRFS formated.

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    What's the binary you're trying to run? – slm Aug 5 '18 at 4:22
  • can you ls -l /home/SomeUser/Workspace? Is it possible the binary isn't in that directory? Or maybe you don't have execute permissions on it? – Jesse_b Aug 5 '18 at 12:17
  • If it's a shell script, does the she-bang executor exist? – Jeff Schaller Aug 5 '18 at 13:15

There's something else at play here, I suspect with the ./SomeBinary. I ran these two tests on a CentOS 7 box using sudo and they both worked without issue.

$ cat sudy.bash

echo "hi"

Which results in this output:

$ sudo ./sudy.bash

And if I copied the whoami executable to my /home/vagrant directory and ran it:

$ which whoami

$ cp /usr/bin/whoami .

$ ll whoami
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vagrant vagrant 28984 Aug  5 00:23 whoami

And when I run it via sudo:

$ sudo ./whoami

Command not found

Curiously the only way I could induce that message with sudo is when the execute bit is removed from my sudy.bash script. For example:

$ chmod -x sudy.bash
run as myself
$ ./sudy.bash
-bash: ./sudy.bash: Permission denied
run via sudo
$ sudo ./sudy.bash
sudo: ./sudy.bash: command not found

NOTE: The same thing happens with the copied sudo ./whoami as well.

  • Yeah, My working directory is mounted with sshfs! When I am running it from a plain directory, sudo executes good. Thanks! Can you suggest how to make it work on mounted directory? – Necktwi Aug 5 '18 at 5:20
  • @neckTwi - can you provide the output of df -h . for where you're running sudo? Also why not mention that critical detail in the Q? Seems odd that you wouldn't mention such a pivotal piece of info. – slm Aug 5 '18 at 5:22
  • @neckTwi - what's the sshfs mounting command look like? I mounted a remote directory in this manner and ran whoami over the mounted share and it works fine. – slm Aug 5 '18 at 5:49
  • The executable that's failing is apparently on a mounted sshfs - digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/…. – slm Aug 5 '18 at 6:12
  • My bad, I should have mentioned it. I have updated the question. Thank you! – Necktwi Aug 5 '18 at 6:37

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