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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sudo is messing path order

I'm having a little issue with my PATH when I use sudo : My PATH from user shell : /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/opt/bin My PATH from root shell, via su or root login on TTY : ...
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How do I fix an invalid /etc/sudoers file if root access is disabled?

This pertains to my Raspberry Pi, on which I have Raspbmc installed. I do realize that there is a Raspberry Pi StackExchange site, but I figured I might get more eyes on this problem here. The issue ...
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Shebangs do not like sudo in OSX

Using sudo in the shebang seems completely broken. The following code: #!/usr/bin/sudo /bin/bash echo "this should work" works fine on Ubuntu, but on OSX gives me: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is ...
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“chown” for “make install” command?

On my Linux server, I accidentally executed sudo make install for an application install. I intended to execute make install without sudo privilege. How do I change the ownership of all installed ...
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sudoers syntax for specifying a list of executables

I want my user (username "wim" in group "wim") to be able to use sudo apt-get and sudo dpkg without needing admin password. I tried editing sudoers file with sudo visudo, and I added in this line: ...
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SELinux transition from unconfined_r to user_r

On a Fedora 18 machine, I have the following SELinux context as a regular user created during installation: $ sestatus SELinux status: enabled Loaded policy name: targeted ...
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Change all commands in custom application menu on Debian

so what I have is applications that's supposed to run as root, what I want to do is to add a sudo in the beginning of each command with a single bash script, so I can run these programs directly from ...
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Run a specific program with root privilges without asking for password everytime

Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run sakis-3g script. I am the only ...
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“X is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.” Where?

"X is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported." Where is it reported?
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su & sudo on Mac OS X 10.9/Server 3.0

I am trying to use su and sudo on my iMac that I did a fresh clean install of Mac OS X 10.9 and Server 3.0. I explicitly set the password for root with passwd root but when I try to use su or sudo ...
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Disabling su access for all new users on Debian

I'm new to Debian, but learning things very fast. Working on Debian Wheezy, and I realize that if I create a new user with useradd, the user gets sudo rights! To test this, I log in with the new user ...
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su in shell script started from ssh works in other terminal

Sorry my dumb question but I don't know how to describe my situation. There are logs from Jenkins: ssh www.myserver.com '/var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/deploy_webapp.sh' + id uid=1004(jenkins) ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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Can't Get libpam-ssh-agent-auth Working In Ubuntu 13.10

I've been wrestling with this particular issue most of the day, and have been making SOME progress, but I'm still a bit stuck. I would like to be able to authenticate an SSH session using a private ...
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Getting molly-guard to work with sudo

The program molly-guard is a brilliant little tool which will prompt you for a piece of information before you reboot or shut down a system. Usually it asks for the hostname. So when you work a lot ...
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Can't validate mine, sudo nor root in Debian “Jessie” Gnome anymore?

I'm Debian beginner & GUI guy in a bit of trouble? Can't login as sudo/gksu/root/su nor as (main/super)user after removed user password via Gnome-user-settings. History of actions (Probably ...
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How does sudo actually work?

How is it possible for sudo to actually function? If it's just a normal program, couldn't you make the same thing without requiring the user to authenticate, giving anyone with access to a computer ...
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Using the root account on a single-user system [closed]

On Linux systems it is widely considered a best practice using the root account only on occasions that necessitate administrative privileges, or disabling it altogether and relying solely on sudo to ...
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User not in sudo list but can still use sudo

I am running Fedora 17. My user was created during the live cd install and has root/admin privileges. Hence, I use the sudo command to perform root actions. E.g sudo iftop I enter my password and ...
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sudo: must be setuid root

I rented a server (ubuntu 12.04). They gave me a root user account. Next, I went in and created a new user using: # adduser <newusername> And added a password. The new user account works ...
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SSH: remote switch user and execute command under this new user

I am able to connect to remote machine using public/private keys (without password) as user wakatana. On remote machine I am able to issue: sudo /usr/bin/rootsh -i -u root then I type root's password ...
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sudo: Sorry, user root is not allowed to execute

This command fails on OpenSuSE 11.4: root@host# sudo -S -u "coreapp_customer1_d" -g "coreapp_customer1_d" /bin/bash -l -c "mkdir -p /home/coreapp_customer1_d/.ssh" with this message: Sorry, user ...
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Understanding homebrew 'no-sudo' philosophy and questioning FAQ

Having fresh install of OS X, I decided to install python package manager in proper way. So I started googling and found homebrew is the best way. Now I got two questions: from homebrew FAQ: ...
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Running commands as another user on their machine via ssh?

As part of my normal workflow I ssh into another user's machine, switch user to them, run a command, then exit out to my own machine again: ssh hostname sudo su user runcommand exit exit Is there a ...
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Broken sudo on amazon web services ec2 linux centOS

So I had no idea of the dangers of messing with the /etc/sudoers file, and was just trying to make a simple change in there. However, I seem to have put something with incorrect syntax in there, ...
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How to change user in winSCP?

I'm using winSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using winSCP? E.g. I have personal account in unix computer A. I can log into this comp using ...
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What is required to sudo without a password on ubuntu?

I have got the following line in my /etc/sudoers after editing it via visudo and I am unable to sudo without a password. Does anyone have any ideas on why this is not working properly? myusername ...
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Ubuntu: Getting sudo access as guest

I installed Ubuntu Linux 12.04 a little while ago to try it out and play around with it (hence I have no idea what I'm doing). I tried changing my home directory by editing the /etc/passwd file, ...
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Pre-authorise sudo? (So it can be run later)

I often set my work computer running some time-consuming computations before I go home in the evening. After they're done, I'd like it to shutdown. However, as shutdown requires root privileges, it ...
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How to add yourself to sudoers list?

I was trying to install a package using the command: sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But I'm prompted with nish is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I tried to add myself ...
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`sudo rm -rf /` got interrupted leaving the data partially deleted

I ran sudo rm -rf / to wipe out all data, for some reason the execution got interrupted. Now I am left with a shell that only has cd command!!! (ls, sudo, rm, etc got deleted!) What should I do to ...
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Allow users of a certain group to run a command without sudo

I know how to edit /etc/sudoers so that I can run a command as sudo without having to enter my password, however is there a way of allowing a program to be run completely without sudo, by all users of ...
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How to allow user to preserve environment with sudo?

I'm running into the following error trying to allow some environment variables to pass through to the new environment when running sudo: sudo: sorry, you are not allowed to preserve the environment ...
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sudo: source: command not found when executing tcl as sudo

I have a test.tcl (has all permissions) which contains the following- #!/usr/bin/tclsh puts "hello, world" This is how I'm executing my tcl script- sudo source /opt/test.tcl I got the ...
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what is the default path for sudo command

What is the default path of sudo command? I checked in some linux flavours and some solaris flavours, it is /usr/bin/sudo If a solaris machine is not bundled with sudo, Where it will get installed ...
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default user for sudo command

In my sudo command, if I don't mention username, will it take root as the default user? For example, In the following command- sudo mkdir /tmp/computerLinux/ using which target user will it execute ...
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sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

I had already asked this question in Stack Overflow, but I've been asked to post it here. So doing the same. I ran this command using my java program- sudo -u <username> -S pwd I got this ...
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Alternative for sudo

I am aware that we can execute a command/script as a super/another user using sudo command. But Is there a possibility where the sudo utility itself is unavailable/removed by the user. If so, what ...
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Preventing execution of sudo rm -rf /*

Do any Linux distros prevent the execution of sudo rm -rf /* so that people do not accidentally delete their hard drives if they did not know what they are doing?
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Let a user to run a command as a member of a group he does not belong to, using `sudoers`

How can I let a user U to run a command /usr/bin/C as a member of a group G (while he does not belong to the group G), using sudoers on Debian Wheezy?
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Change the sudo su shell

Whenever I run sudo su from my normal zsh (which uses the oh-my-zsh framework), I'm forced to use the old Bourne shell (sh) by default (obviously; this is standard behaviour on most *nix-like ...
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How can I add myself to the wheel group without using Sudo or Root commands?

Right now I am sitting at work with the task to attempt to bypass permissions and do anything I shouldn't be able to. I have nothing but a standard User and Terminal. I don't know the administrator ...
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Set timezone for sudo'ed commands

When running as a user, I like to have times printed relative to myself, so I have the TZ environment variable set. But then for example "sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart" causes nginx to be run in my ...
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Chmod not working on /var/www/

I am running an Ubuntu 11.10 x86 VPS. I have given a user sudo privileges, and for some reason I cannot recursively chmod /var/www/. I am running Nginx with php-fpm, although that shouldn't matter. ...
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tarballing a git branch to a remote server using a sudoer

I have this compound command working for the root user and have been jumping through hoops trying to get it to work for a sudoer (rsa keys, echoing the pwd, supressing tty etc) but I can't seem to get ...
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After rebooting, why doesn't sudo prompt for password when I try to start MySQL server?

I'm having a minor problem, and I'm hoping someone can help me understand why my system behaves this way. By the way, I'm a MySQL + Terminal newbie, so please go easy on me! I've done some due ...
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Can I install Homebrew without sudo privileges?

Homebrew nicely allows package installations without sudo privileges, but it seems that I need admin privileges to install Homebrew itself. I'd like to install Homebrew in a Mac environment where I ...
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Should you install sudo even if you're the only person using the server?

Should you install and configure sudo even if you're the only person using the server and the only admin?
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Allow user to use sudo command has multiple ways, which one is better?

I am a Linux Newbie, just learning it and using Debian 7.0 Wheezy. I have seen two methods to allow user to use sudo One is to use visudo to modify /etc/sudoers and add following username ALL=(ALL) ...
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How to a sudo command which keeps all environment variables

Example command is as follows, run as a normal user which python /home/me/env/development/python because the PATH environment contains a path that points out to this instance of python (instead to ...