Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would like to monitor all the commands when a user calls sudo bash, including the rest of the commands.

share|improve this question

Since version 1.7(ish?) sudo has an inbuilt logging feature.
In your sudoers file add:

User_Alias SHELL_USERS = root,user2 
Defaults:SHELL_USERS log_output 

Or for group based logging

Defaults:%shellusers log_output

Once a user uses sudo, everything they see will be captured and can be viewed in real time. Doesn't work so well when ncurses is involved.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.