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Is there any way to make sudo use the user's .bashrc file instead of the root one? I would like to use my own .bashrc while using sudo instead of the one of root or /etc/bashrc (I would have to force other users to use it).

The man page doesn't help much, but I'm sure there is a way to do so.

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I don't know if that is a very good idea, although I can imagine it to be handy: Inside your sudo environment, you will have the SUDO_USER environment variable set to the name of the user who called sudo. That variable can be used in your /root/.bashrc to achieve what you want.

Beware, however, that security-wise this can be quite delicate. You should think twice if this cannot somehow be exploited by an untrusted user.

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I would prefer avoiding to modify the /root/.bashrc, but I still can't find any other solution than yours. Ok, then, I will proceed this way. Thanks for your answer! –  philippe Jun 6 '12 at 7:38

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