The sudo command is a program for some Unix and Unix-Like operating systems, that allows a user to execute programs with the security privileges of another user. Typically those of a superuser or the root user.

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Changing date on Ubuntu without sudo privilages

I am trying to automate a time change on Ubuntu 10.04 with a bash script using the date command. The script works, but it requires sudo privileges, however, the user who will execute the script does ...
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sudo - /etc/sudoers is world writable on Ubuntu OS

By mistake I change the permission of /etc/sudoers file on Ubuntu OS, now when applying any command using sudo, its giving error, sudo: /etc/sudoers is world writable sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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I removed the sudo,the I have no permission to install any program?

It's seems like a big problem. I can't login as root, because I use the fedora20, and I can not use sudo. What can I do now ?
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'Syntax error' while setting sudo.conf askpass variable with visudo

I want to set askpass program for sudo, i've made file /etc/sudoers.d/path-askpass with following content: # Path to askpass program Path askpass /usr/bin/ssh-askpass File was edit with visudo, ...
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Strange behavior when sudo -u

I'm trying to set up daily backups of my postgres database. To that end I've created a /home/backups directory, and inside it the /home/backups/postgres directory. The owner of /home/backups/postgres ...
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How to make an exception in a pam module?

I have 2 servers: A and B. I want A to connect to B via ssh (as a non-root user) to run a sudo command. But sudo on B requires a yubikey input to allow the command: auth required pam_yubico.so ...
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Running opera as a different user in linux

I am trying to run multiple opera instances as different users simultaneously in linux mint. I have done it with firefox in the past using the sux command like sux user1 firefox But if i try that ...
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Suse root group not having root rights?

I am in the root group of a suse machine but when I use sudo -u <myAccount> ... I get a Root privileges are required for... a few terminal commands: $ cat /etc/sudoers: ALL ALL=(ALL) ...
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Broken sudo on Google Compute Engine

Error : [ri@myinstance-1 etc]$ sudo su - sudo: >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 120 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 120 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, ...
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how to undo sudoers file

I accidently command the root admin and sudo in sudo visduo file. Now with current user it is not rolling it back because i can't access it any more. File does not get opened with command sudo visudo ...
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sudo su “username” vs. su “username”

Please explain me, what is the difference between: sudo su "username" vs. su "username" Which has higher privileges? If I log into root with sudo su "username", I am root for one command only? So it ...
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sudo cp with wildcard syntax doesn't do anything in Linux

I have a directory containing files that are owned by root, from this directory I wish to copy all the files ending with errorAll to another directory. My wildcard syntax is correct because performing ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: ...
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force sudo to forget password immediately after exit everytime

If I execute sudo su, I am asked for my password ( [sudo] password for ... ) After do some stuff, I can leave this root mode with exit. If I execute again sudo su, I will not be asked for a password ...
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What makes the differences between `sudo CMD` and `sudo su` followed by `CMD`?

I have an SSH server with key only auth and I want to add a key for a new user. I log in with one user(kidmose), I try to append the key to a new user's(remote) authorized_keys and it fails: ...
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OpenWrt: Cannot install package sudo

I have installed the latest OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r42871 on my TP-LINK WR-842ND router. And everything's good except the problem: root@router:~# opkg install sudo Unknown package 'sudo'. ...
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output of sudo -l confusing me

(habdbsync) NOPASSWD: ALL, (habdbsync) !/bin/sh, !/bin/ksh, !/bin/csh, !/bin/tcsh, !/bin/zsh, !/bin/bash, (habdbsync) !/bin/su, (habdbsync) !/usr/bin/ssh, !/usr/bin/scp, !/usr/bin/slogin (root) ...
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su- no password entry for user? installing powerline with pip

I am trying to install Powerline using pip to do the installation. I'm installing in to /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/powerline using the su -c "pip install github******" and get the response ...
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Replacement for “su user_with_sudo; sudo -s” for user without sudo-rights?

Let's say I have two user accounts: user (without any sudo permissions) user_with_sudo (with all sudo permissions) Now, I'm logged in as user but want to do something as root, e.g. switch to a ...
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Cannot change the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing GNOME packages to Ubuntu 14.04(unity). I used these codes. sudo apt-get install gdm sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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Sudo suddenly not working correctly on OS X?

I have started noticing that commands requiring the use of sudo on OS X Mavericks are failing, e.g. I just updated Meteor and it couldn't write the launcher script sudo cp ...
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How to run a zle widget from an alias

I am using the sudo plugin for oh-my-zsh, which usually is bound to (Esc) (Esc). However, I'd prefer an alias for sudo !!. The plugin actually defines a zle widget, but how can I call this widget ...
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Adding group permissions with sudoers with NOPASSWD still prompting for password

Fedora 20, clean install. I added the following lines to my sudoers file with visudo: %power ALL=NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown I then created group "power" and added my account to this group. ...
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Using su - (user) to open privileged port not working

So I wanted to run a Node server on port 80 but I didn't want to run the entire process on root privileges, for security I thought this would be the best. So I thought a good solution would be to use ...
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Is there anyway you can restrict users from executing a command with another name?

I'm not asking an obvious question here. I would like to elucidate with an example. A user 'bob' is always executing 'chmod 777 /home/bob/impfiles' so that user 'alice' could make changes to the ...
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Running Screen after switching users

After switching users (with su) I cannot run screen: % screen -L Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/5'. How can I run screen after switching users?
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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sudo ssh asks for passphrase when it shouldn't

I am able to ssh user@remotemachine without password using a keypair with an empty passphrase. However, when I do sudo -u user ssh user@remotemachine it keeps asking for a passphrase. Also sudo -u ...
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Stuck on password even though used --disabled-password option in ubuntu

I created a user in aws ec2 with: ubuntu$ sudo adduser --disabled-password user1 per instructions from: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/managing-users.html After I ssh in as user1 ...
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Script for temporarily disabling internet connection

I want to block internet connection to me for about 8 hours or so on my Linux machine. I have no will power, so simple call for ifconfig down ifconfig up or similar commands doesn't apply to me, ...
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Are there downsides to installing node.js with root privileges?

I'm using the following code to install node: cd /usr/local/src/ wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.25/node-v0.10.25.tar.gz tar -xvf node-v0.10.25.tar.gz cd node-v0.10.25 ...
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How to restore Debian server's /var/lib datas

I made a big mistake : While administrating and making settings, I accidentally deleted /var/lib folder. The result is that I can no longer use any dpkg commands, so I"ve lost my mysql database. I of ...
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Application not themed when run with gksu instead of sudo

Slightly nitpicky, but when running applications on Linux Mint 17 from a terminal using "sudo", the application gains root privileges and is nicely themed. If I use "gksu" or "gksudo", the application ...
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CentOS 6 Getting Sudo to show the display in a FreeNX session

My platform is a 32-bit installation of CentOS 6.4 with a gnome desktop and the FreeNX server. When I log into an NX session (usually using NoMachine NX Client), and then try to open an application ...
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Why is this sudo command try to run in /root?

I try to run a sudo command via SSH like this: ssh domain.com sudo -u user bash -c "cd /home/user/ && ls" (which is obiously just an example). I get back: /home/user/: line 0: cd: /root: ...
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“qemu-nbd --create” without sudo

I'm working on a custom OS, and the make recipe I wrote for creating a new disk image requires sudo for connecting/disconnecting the virtual HDD image to a /dev/nbdN device. Because I don't want sudo ...
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Disable an #include instruction in sudoers

Can a sudoers #include instruction be disabled with an additional # character? Or rather just delete the leading # character? (I wish I would understand what the sudo developers had on their mind ...
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Preventing malware from sniffing the sudo password

I often hear people citing sudo as one of the main barriers to malware infecting a Linux computer. The most commen argument seems to go along the lines of: Root privileges are required to modify ...
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Fedora 20: sudo hangs in rxvt-unicode

It seems to be an old problem that the sudo command hangs around 10secs before allowing you to enter your password when executing a command: ...
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alternatives to insecure sudo?

How do I protect my environment from sudo erasing half of it? It seems I can protect variables, but functions that the variables (like the prompt, for example) rely on are undefined. This means that ...
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path setting appears twice in env output

After an OS version upgrade I have the following strange problem: % port MacPorts 2.3.1 ... % sudo -i # port MacPorts 2.3.1 % sudo port sudo: port: command not found Furthermore, if I do it all ...
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ubuntu superuser got corrupted

I was trying to save times to type password for sudo because one of my scripts had to be randomly repeated quite often. I googled some information about how to bypass typing password and applied to ...
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execute script with sudo and check security

I have a script, which I need to execute with sudo. #!/bin/bash cp "$@" /destionation/dir Is it a good script or someone can bypass the restriction destination dir ? Thanks for suggestions.
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Where to add a new sudoer in vCenter?

Currently, in vCenter, I clone new VMs using an Ubuntu 14.04 template and a SimpleLinux customization spec. I now need to add a new user (newuser) and configure it to be a sudoer in /etc/sudoers like ...
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Trying to rsync and use sudo on other end

Scenario: Mac OS X Machine - old computer - user: john.doe Mac OS X Machine - new computer - user: john.doe Goal: Copy /Users/john.doe/Desktop and /Users/john.doe/Documents via rsync Problem: ...
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trying to login automatically into a server using sudo ssh cmd in script [closed]

I am new to Shell scripting. I want to login to a server using a script. The normal command I use is --> sudo ssh . when i tried putting this into a txt format file and tried running, it throw an ...
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sudoedit: why use it over sudo vi?

According to the man page: sudoedit /etc/file creates a copy of the file, opens it as the current user, and when saved overwrites the existing file with the copy. whereas sudo vi /etc/file ...
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TC command via webpage as a sudo

The main goal- run a tc command via webpage, starting with: tc qdisc del root dev eth0 (deletes all the filters) Following Simple linux commands from a webpage I am trying to add a tc command, but ...
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Broken sudo commands

How to repair sudo to use standard commands? I cannot use any command with sudo.
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How can I redirect OS X dtruss output when running with sudo?

I'm running dtruss on Mac OS X 10.9. Simple example is: sudo -c ls But I'd like to capture the dtruss output into a file. I saw something that suggests that I can do something like: sudo bash -c ...