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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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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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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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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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 '...
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Terminal: prefix previous command?

Frequently in Terminal (though I fully expect any answer will work in bash and most others), I type some command, and then get some sort of permission error due to missing sudo. Okay, so press 'up', ...
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sude gedit Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I have a VPS on which I am attempting to install pure-FTPd via a root SSH account on a remote machine. I have already installed gedit and have gotten to the stage where I need to edit a config using ...
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sudoers: allow users to remove from their home directory

I'd like to add a sudoers rule that says users are allowed to remove files from their home directory , but I don't see any way to limit arguments to be a subdirectory of the users' home. Is there any ...
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Why does a double sudo modify permissions?

Context: sshed into an AWS t1.micro instance running Amazon Linux 2013.09, using the default ec2-user. I'm trying to list the contents of the default postgresql directory: What's in there? $ ls /...
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Sudo vs root; any actual differences?

I'm working with a support member for a product, and he insists that I need to be root to install a series of patches, and that sudo won't work; he doesn't provide a reason but seems very firm in his ...
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Permission denied on sudo remove

I have two users userA and userB. userA has permission over a file named cache. I want to give permission to userB to remove the file. I have made following entry in /etc/sudoers file : userB ALL=(...
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Add a sudoer non-interactively from command line

(On Centos through Docker) I know that I can add a sudoer using visudo. Is there a way to add a user to the sudoer list straight from the command line, so I don't have to do it interactively? I'm ...
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Security risks using SUDO in TERMINAL on MAC

I'm very new to using Terminal and anything like that and stupidly followed an article that uses Terminal with the SUDO command. The sudo command basically loaded a file which updated my /private/etc/...
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Issue with environment variable

Please help me running below command from user2 account. I cannot figure out what's the issue with this. [user2@localhost bin]# sudo -u user1 /opt/Tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh Neither the JAVA_HOME nor the ...
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Can't sudo when logged in with ssh

I set up a ubuntu machine on my local server. I've got a user with sudo privileges (same password as for login). I've got passwordless ssh going by putting my rsa public key on the ubuntu machine. So ...
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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 /etc/...
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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 new_user:x:2001:...
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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 I ran: ./boot2docker start export DOCKER_HOST=tcp://localhost:4243 I started a tutorial from the Docker site. I don't understand one thing - when I run: sudo docker ...
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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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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(). However,...
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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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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 ...