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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Run startup script with another user

I have two users user1 and user2. And tomcat has owenership of user1 and started with user1 only. I need to make a rule for user2 such that user2 can starts/stop tomcat but tomcat should always be ...
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Understanding implications of sudo -u -H

I'm trying to install gitlab from this guide on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. It is also worth mentioning that I'm behind a http proxy. I'm having problems with this line in particular: sudo -u git -H git ...
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Limit user to execute selective commands (Linux)

How can I limit my user to execute selective commands only. I have a user tomc in tomc group. I need this user to be sudo user and then to have restricted bash. I have tried following code in ...
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sudo ENV_KEEP not always preserving

When I run sudo -s, my environment is preserved. However, when running a simple sudo <command> it appears not to be preserved. The contents of my sudoers file: mafro@ip-10-xx-xx-250:~ > ...
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Sudo as www-data, unable to cd

I have a .procmailrc setup which pipes emails into a script. The core of my problem is that the email is received as user 'magic', and the script that I need to process the email needs to be run as ...
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SU : Permission denied /bin/sh

I added a new user in system: $ useradd new_user When I try to switch from root to new_user, I get this error: $ su new_user permission denied /bin/sh $grep new_user /etc/passwd ...
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What exactly do the sudo -s command? and how is it used in this example?

I have the following doubt. In a tutorial related to a software installation that I am following say that I have to execute the following commands (I am doing it into an ssh shell, so this list of ...
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Python2.7 / Pip2.7 install in Centos6: root does not see /usr/local/bin

I am trying to install Python2.7 in Centos 6. It's a pain as centos6 ships with python26 and yum is dependent on it. Furthermore yum does not seem to have python2.7 I ended up building it from ...
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Running docker as sudo

I installed boot2docker and the i run ./boot2docker start export DOCKER_HOST=tcp://localhost:4243 so i started the tutorial from their docker site. I don't understand one thing: when i run ...
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Setting node path and allowing to run as sudo

I've got a raspberry pi that I'm running node on. I followed this guide http://joshondesign.com/2013/10/23/noderpi to install node. When I setup the NODE_JS_HOME, I can run node from the command ...
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How can I install my script into the user's $HOME/.bin (or $HOME/bin) directory and make sure that is in their PATH?

Edit: places where I said $HOME/.bin I should have written $HOME/bin or any equivalent is fine. So I have a bash script which I am distributing as a client for my API. Current version installs like ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotely

I've got a Ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on Windows 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with Windows credentials. In my sudoers file, ...
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How to do admin tasks without becoming root on Debian?

How can one perform some administrative tasks from non-root account without becoming root on Debian 7? For example, my iptables block all network access for all users including root except one user - ...
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Sudo Cmnd_Alias Optional Arguments

I would like to allow a command to be run under sudo with or without arguements. For example, both of these should work: rm -f /etc/stuff rm /etc/stuff/item.txt To get this to work, I need this ...
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Adding sudoer for all but root

Here is the base of my problem: I would like to add sudo rights to a user, but not to use it as root for security reasons. I have a PHP script needing to run a command (drush) through exec(). ...
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Get around permission errors

In Ubuntu, whever I run into a permissions error I just run the command as sudo at it usually works. Not the case in OSX: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" ...
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'user is not in the sudoers file' but actually is

I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far. The situation is: I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two ...
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How do you set alias sudo='nocorrect sudo ' correctly?

Until Recently I had alias sudo='sudo ' in my .zshrc file. Today I ran into this error on trying to do sudo mv: ➜ ~ sudo mv nginx.conf.orig nginx.conf.orig2 sudo: nocorrect: command not found Now ...
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Correct way to override file permission /dev/null

I am in a middle of this problem, and not sure which method to follow ? I am using a plugin which writes temporary files (*.txt / *.tmp etc.) to /dev/null. The plugin is complicated and changing the ...
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Inconsistent behavior from sudo ls -l and grep command running on AIX 6.1 TL9 SP1 after upgrade from AIX 6.1 TL8 SP3

Here is an example with grep [(qtjbc)l17asp03:/db2/DEV/scripts/updatekrnl]>sudo grep lt start_sap.ksh corp AD Password: if [[ $# -lt 2 ]] then while [[ ${IND} -lt ${NUMOFMOUNTS} ]] ...
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sudo command with equal sign (=) gets confused for environment variable

I'm trying to run various commands through sudo, where the equal sign (=) is a part of the command. Under certain cases, it seems that sudo confuses that sign for setting and environment variable. I ...
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Pip SSL certificates fail with sudo but not in su

When I pip install, I can download the package, but I have a failure in writing to files that are only accessible with privileged access. This is expected behavior. When I sudo pip install, I have an ...
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Sudo works as su

Ive observed kind of strange behaviour. I have openSuse and when Im in console and want to gain root access for executing one command, after typing sudo it like switches me as if Id type su. ...
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How to execute commands as root in git post-receive hook

I just recently set up a remote git repo on a server for a web app running as an Upstart service. I'd like to use the post-receive hook to trigger actions that are required to update the application ...
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I need sudo without password prompt, for scripts. Where did I go wrong?

I am in sudo group all right: $ id uid=1002(molot) gid=1002(molot) groups=1002(molot),27(sudo),33(www-data) In my sudores I seem to have appropriate setting: sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL ...
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How to make sudo with POSIX shell better?

I have made changes to my Arch Linux x86-64 system where I run bash exclusively through what I think is POSIX mode, through using /bin/sh (linked to '/bin/bash') as my login shell and instead of ...
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Using root in fedora 20?

I want to be able to run commands as root... How do i do this? sudo yum install @kde-desktop cromwell is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I found a post saying to edit ...
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Ubuntu lost Sudo password

After a disk crash someone reinstalled Ubuntu for me. My su password works. They said they used no sudo password, but that doesn't work, and nothing else works. Can I reset the sudo password from ...
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Undocumented default values for sudoers' env_keep variable

I'm experiencing some strange behaviour. My sudoers file is very short and looks like this : Defaults env_reset Defaults mail_badpass Defaults ...
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Practical (closer to the classical Linux one) way to use (automate) SUDO for CygWin

Being able to use sudo commands in CygWin is useful, and faster than opening an elevated shell: Luis@Kenobi /cygdrive/c/Users/Luis $ net user /add TestUser System error 5. Access denied. Luis@Kenobi ...
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Regain access to Ubuntu server

I did a stupid mistake on my Ubuntu virtual server (Amazon). I was messing around with /etc/passwd & /etc/group files and i am about to lock my self out of the server for good. I have a copy of ...
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Ubuntu Linux sudo groupadd option menu keeps showing

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu and Linux. Every time I try to do a groupadd in my Ubuntu terminal the options for groupadd show up and I dont know why. I enter this in my home directory: sudo groupadd –g ...
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Automated sudo and screen command

I would like to be able to launch a script in a separate screen command session as a separate user when I run a .sh script. Here is what I think it may be in the script: #I am also starting xampp ...
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How to prevent sudo users from running specific commands?

I have a very sensitive network setup and I really dont want to mess up with it. My network consists a bunch of users who are with sudo privilege. I want to stop them from running service ...
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What is the different between “sudo su” and “sudo bash”?

In Ubuntu 13.10, for the default setting, the following command in Terminal user@host:~/path$ sudo su results in entering an prompt root@host:/home/user/path# And this command ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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Upgrade user to skip using sudo to write files

I need to run a Capistrano recipe to setup some services so I have to be able to write to /etc/init without prefixing my command with sudo. How can I make an Ubuntu user abel to write to /etc/init ...
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How to login as root from Bash and do stuff

This is my simple bash: cat test.sh #!/bin/bash echo "hello" su - root -c /path/to/script.sh <<EOF password EOF whoami echo "good bye" But I get this error: ...
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difference between root executing command as sudo vs not using sudo?

I have a Linux question regarding the sudo command and the root user. If I log into the root user using the su command, what is the difference between the following two commands? root> sudo ...
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How can I override a default of rootpw in sudoers

I have a sudoers file with many entries. At the top is a Defaults setting: # default sudo password is the ROOT password (not the invoking user's password) Defaults rootpw However there is one ...
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Sudo and file permissions

I am configuring sudo on a server and have the following question. I only want a user group to run the /sbin/ifconfig. I have configured sudo: User_Alias ​​NETWORK = user1 Cmnd_Alias ​​NETWORKING = ...
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Sudo doesn't work on Aliases

I have added alias ll='ls -la' in /etc/bash.bashrc but sudo ll is not working. Is there a way to "source" bash.bashrc? In a related post, another user suggesting creating an alias for sudo with a ...
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Why am I still able to write to a directory after I have changed permissions at the terminal?

I am running Mac Os 10.9 and connecting to a Mac OS server (10.8?) over our local network where I have an admin account. I regularly sync 3 directories from my machine to the fileserver using rsync. ...
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Using SUDO to execute a general command inside a non-accessible directory

I want to grep something inside a directory. But the user dont have permissions in the direcotry. Because of some reasons, i am not allowed to change permissions, group or owner. Just want to know i ...
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To install and use Django 1.4.1 without sudo access

I want to install this software to a server where I have no sudo access. They have Django 1.2.x installed there, but the software needs Django 1.4.1. The server has the adapter between Python and ...
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command not found when using sudo

There are a few question on the site that seem related to my problem but I could not find a solution in any of them. My operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. I have mvn installed in ...
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Sudo access issues with passwd

I have sudo configured like this: joe ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /bin/su - steve What it does exactly? I am confused. I guess there's three different ways to execute that command: su - steve sudo su ...
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I accidentally deleted the home directory on my Amazon Linux EC2. My whole site disappeared. What now?

I was using sudo rm -rf to delete some folders, and accidentally deleted the /Users/ec2-user home directory. I had my EC2 and AWS Route 53 running my site. Now, it just disappeared. I have all the ...
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Issue Uninstall Xcode 3.2.6 Snow Leopard

Xcode 3.2.6 is here -> /Applications/Developer/Applications/Xcode uninstall --> $ sudo Applications/Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all Problem--> sudo: ...
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Passwordless sudo works for one user, but not for another

I struggle to create passwordless sudo for one user on my Debian server. I've added the following line to the sudoers file: deployer ALL = NOPASSWD: ALL but it doesn't work. To my surprise, I can ...