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sudoers - when command is run as a specific user

I wish to keep certain environment variables when a certain command is run as a certain user under sudo. man sudoers seems to suggest that Defaults can do this, if I've read the paragraph copied below ...
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Using Visual Studio Code as EDITOR e.g. with sudoedit

I am using Kubuntu 20.04. When I run sudoedit /etc/fstab, VS Code opens to a blank document and the CLI immediately returns (see details below). If I run export SUDO_EDITOR=nano, the document opens in ...
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Sudoers rpm command problem

Could you please help with below command. I need run without password prompt, But it requires password for user: Cmnd_Alias user_RPM_YUM = /bin/rpm --allmatches -e $(rpm -qa blabla*) --nodeps ...
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how to run script from user hdfs without password

we create the following script on rhel 7.6 /home/run_tasks and in visudo we configured %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL root ALL=(ALL) ALL hdfs ALL = (ALL) ALL hdfs ALL= (root) NOPASSWD: /home/...
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sudoers file change not working?

I'm in Ubuntu 18.04LTS and I want to change the sudoers file to execute sudo shutdown -h now without the need of password (for my_username). The steps I take were: With my user my_username open ...
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sudoedit ignores sticky bit when checking for directory writability

sudoedit does not allow editing files when the original user has write access to one of the parent directories (as explained here). However, I'm noticing that sudoedit does not seem to take into ...
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Uploading sudoers.d file through ansible gives syntax error but opening and saving in vi fixes it

Alright, I know the question title sucks, but it's the same with the situation itself. What I am trying to do is this: Create a file with sudoers configuration locally Use Ansible to ubload that ...
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How can I add lines into my sudoers file?

I have read this answer but don't know how to add the following line into my sudoers file. matthew ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/service fancontrol start I ran "sudo visudo", and a "/etc/sudoers.tmp"...
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Add "domain admins" group in sudo users [duplicate]

I want to give access domain admins group to sudoers access. I have come across with many commands but nun of works for me. fname.lname ALL=(ALL) ALL With this command i can give access to a ...
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Why is sudoedit writing to a temporary directory?

I used sudoedit to create a file: $ sudoedit /etc/systemd/system/apache2.service but when I went to save the file, it wrote it in a temporary directory (/var/temp/blahblah). What is going on? Why ...
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sudoers syntax error after adding a simple comma [duplicate]

Here is my original /etc/sudoers.d/www file: Cmnd_Alias WWWCMDS = /home/xxx/shop/update.sh www-data ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: WWWCMDS I simply want to add two additional commands so I RTFM and saw that ...
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/etc/sudoers problem, config works on machine B, but not on A

I've created a user noc and gave it a permission to run with sudo. I've added the following lines to the sudoers file. Cmnd_Alias NOC = /etc/init.d/tomcat noc ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: NOC Problem is that ...
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Enable regular users to install new packages from both - Gnome-software and apt

I'm on Debian 9 with Gnome. I would like to enable regular users to install new packages from both: Gnome software center (GUI application), and apt (via command line). How can I achieve both?
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How do you run a command with sudo in `~/.profile`?

Is it a bad practice to run a command which requires sudo in ~/.profile? If really want to do that, how can I make the command run at rebooting Ubuntu? make the command running with sudo and under ...
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"sudo -l" says I can sudoedit a file, but won't let me

I am logged into my system, and when I type sudo -l it shows: $ sudo -l Matching Defaults entries for user1 on WINNING: env_reset, mail_badpass, secure_path=/usr/local/sbin\:/usr/local/bin\:/...
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Can I sudoedit a file in a writable directory when using vimdiff?

When I want to vimdiff root files, I use the following alias, as per this suggestion. alias sudovimdiff='SUDO_EDITOR=vimdiff sudoedit' I can then use the following command. $ sudovimdiff /root/a /...
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sudoers rule to start and stop eth interface

I got syntax error when i add this rules to sudoers : ifdown eth0:1 ifup eth0:1 I also try with : ifdown eth0\:1 ifup eth0\:1 And: ifdown "eth0:1" ifup "eth0:1" How to allow a non root user to ...
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Sudoers overwritten by unknown instance

After org.kde.pim.aconadiserver crashed on my Fedora 25 workstation after running pkill to get the progress of a dd copy and Kde did a slow restart after some time, I could not use sudo with my normal ...
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Nano through Sudoedit = No colors

Here are my personal aliases for editing root owned files: # CLI superuser nano; compiled; version 2.8.0 function sunano { export SUDO_EDITOR='/usr/local/bin/nano' sudoedit "$@" } # GUI ...
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sudoers and defaults

I need to allow to a user to run passwordless sudo without tty. I have a file under /etc/sudoers.d/ with the special commands and settings I need, since I don't fancy editing directly the sudoers ...
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sudoedit root owned file in a non-root directory

Why can't I edit files owned by root but being e.g. somewhere deep in my personal directory, it says: sudoedit: existingFile: editing files in a writable directory is not permitted While I have the ...
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How to properly edit system files (as root) in GUI (and CLI) in Gnu/Linux?

System: Linux Mint 18.1 64-bit Cinnamon. Objective: To define Bash aliases to launch various CLI and GUI text editors while opening a file in root mode from gnome-terminal emulator. Progress For ...
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Accidentally set write permission on sudoers?

I'm currently running Mac OS Sierra. I don't know exactly how, but somehow I've altered some permissions and think it'd be a good idea to reset them, but I do not know how. Each time I execute sudo, I ...
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linux + visudo + how to remove sub folder and sub files

I edit in visudo the following , in order to enable user to remove any folder or file under /var/log/http/ include sun folder UserT ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: sudoedit /var/log/http/* user can remove ...
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Sudoers blacklist

We need to add few users to the sudoers file on Linux. They should be able to to anything root can except the following: Should not modify, read, delete /nfsshare/config Should not modify, read, ...
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sudoedit but no cp

I have access to a file /etc/apache/myfile.conf that gets included in httpd.conf. The permissions are: -rw------- 1 root root I have sudoedit permission to the file but not read! I can open the ...
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how to make a large command line broke in two lines be executed as a single line inside of a script

I am using IBM z/OS390 and I am using the OMVS shell. I don't have "vi" installed at all so I use "oedit". If I try to initialize the app.jar straigh from OMVS shell it Works perfectly. I mean, if I ...
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How to forbid ssh connection after sudo -u

After ssh login, user with UserName makes $ sudo -u localusername -i and $ ssh localusername@someserver How to forbid ssh localusername@someserver for UserName via sudo -u localusername but permit it ...
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Now visudo won't work at all

RHEL 5.10 When I do visudo I get this error: chuck 75->visudo visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied Listing of sudo exe file and /etc/sudoers: chuck ...
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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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Getting password prompt after editing sudoers file in cent OS 7?

Part of my sudoers file lines begingin with mukesh are edited: ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere root ALL=(ALL) ALL mukesh ALL=(ALL) SOFTWARE,DRIVERS mukesh ALL=(root) ...
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Enable user to execute one command as another user

The goal is to let the www-data user execute sudo -u postgres -H osm2pgsql [some options here] without being asked for a password (as this will be part of a script wich runs automatically). I thought ...
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How do I fix my /etc/sudoers file to recognise me?

Currently, I am receiving the following terminal error: sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 10 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin I have ...
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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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pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [asteriskpbx]

to install the asterisk program, I created a sudo user and added to /etc/sudoers file like this: asteriskpbx ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL but, when I try to start the service, I get the following report:...
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How can I make `sudo crontab -e` use my `sudoedit` environment?

I've started using sudoedit <file> instead of sudo vim <file>. One of the advantages is that it uses my local ~/.vimrc. However, when using sudo crontab -e, it uses /root/.vimrc instead. ...
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Using sudoedit in a script (non-interactively)

I'm looking to modify a file from a script. I can sudoedit the file as the bob user by doing sudoedit -u bob /foo/bar.conf but don't have rights to do anything else as bob. I came across http://...
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What bad things could happen if we don't use sudoedit?

We know it's safer* to use sudoedit, but what bad things can happen if we have the following in sudoers? Cmnd_Alias FOO = /bin/ed, /usr/bin/ed, /usr/bin/vi foouser LOCALHOST = NOPASSWD: NOEXEC: FOO ...
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Is there a sudoedit equivalent for vimdiff?

I'm trying to get into the habit of editing root-owned files with sudoedit, instead of sudo vim. This has a few advantages, one of which is that it uses my user's ~/.vimrc. Is there an equivalent, ...
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How to give Root privileges for User in Centos 6.2 minimal

I installed Centos 6.2 minimal x86_64 server in Virtual Machine Manager. After installed I created Username in the server. And I added the User into a wheel group. # useradd testuser # ...
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Sudo email notification setup error

I'm Using Centos version: [sysadmin@backup-srv ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.4 (Final) I'm using this sudo version: [sysadmin@backup-srv ~]$ sudo -V Sudo version 1.8.6p3 Sudoers ...
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visudo/sudoedit and gvim --remote-silent

Is it possible to use gvim --remote-silent and similar as an editor for visudo and sudoedit? Actually, I don't think this is related to the --remote option. Even if I set Defaults editor = "/usr/bin/...
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sudoers - How to use NOPASSWD and sudoedit at the same time?

What is the syntax for using NOPASSWD and sudoedit at the same time in /etc/sudoers? I tried this: john ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: sudoedit /path/to/file but I still get prompted for a password.
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Sudoedit Vim force write (update) without quit

I'm doing some scripting with Vim and I've just started using sudoedit. Problem is, when I :w it writes to the temp file, so any testing of the script can't happen unless I quit the editor. How can ...
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How can I run emacs with no shell?

I'm administrating an Arch Linux server. How can I securely add emacs to my /etc/sudoers editor variable? Currently I have "emacs" but that allows M-x shell. Basically, I want something like rvim, ...
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This file must be edited with the 'visudo' command.? [duplicate]

Why it is recommended to edit /etc/sudoers file with the visudo command? Here is a sample of the file: ## Sudoers allows particular users to run various commands as ## the root user, without needing ...
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Trying to setup sudo user

I'm trying to setup sudo with no password but still I get prompted for password. I'm using Ubuntu, here is the relevant line from the sudoers configuration file : gandalf ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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Is there a better alternative to sudoedit?

What I really hate about sudoedit is the fact that it always uses a different filename. I'm using emacsclient and when editing a file twice I'm left with two useless buffers. Sometimes I even happen ...
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