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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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Ignoring sudoers defaults

I have an user:group that have a custom defaults configuration file that satisfies visudo -c -f /etc/sudoers.d/my_custom_file. However when I run su user and then sudo -l I see the complete list of ...
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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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Starting text editors from terminal as root

System: Linux Mint 18.1 64-bit Cinnamon. Bash: Packaged version 4.3.46(1)-release. Objective: To define Bash aliases to launch various CLI and GUI text editors while opening a file in root mode from ...
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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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visudo syntax good explanation for effective_user_list

Somewhere on the Internet I found this: The syntax to configure user privileges is as follows: user_list host_list=effective_user_list tag_list command_list Where: user_list – list of users or a ...
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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 ...