sudo is a tool which allows users to run commands as another user (usually the root user)

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Is there a way to allow command in sudo based on the current working directory?

I want sudo to allow me to run a command when my current working directory is, for example, /tmp. Example usage is removing files from /tmp directory, so I am in /tmp ($PWD of shell == /tmp), then I ...
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Root user is not able to access

I had a ubuntu user which has root level privileges but I haven't created password for it, there are other user also on the machine but none of them have sudo permissions, unfortunately permissions on ...
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Recover sudo password of server over ssh

I am working on an ubuntu 12.04 server and i was not provided a sudo password. Now i need to recover it. I found out that we need to reboot into recovery mode to do so but we don't know how to get ...
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sudo suddenly stopped working on debian

I've been using 'sudo ' since I setup my server about a week ago. It suddently stopped working with no explanation. I am in 'sudo' group. So there should be no config change required to /etc/sudoers ...
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error deploying app with Vlad, running a sudo command, to Ubuntu server

I'm a n00b when it comes to ssh, sudo and other unix things... so bear with me, here. i've got a rails website set up and deploying with vlad via ssh already. this works fine. now i need to have my ...
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Sudo seemingly not obeying -S parameter

I am running some scripts as part of pre/post deploy using DeployHQ, I need to be able to call the script on one line and for there to be no feedback from the terminal so I want to pass the password ...
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sudoers security

I've setup a script to do Subversion updates across two servers - the localhost and a remote server - called by a post-commit hook run by the www-data user. /srv/svn/mysite/hooks/post-commit ...
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sudo to the same ordinary user, without authentication

My script, when executed as root, uses the sudo without passwd, and that is fine. Sometimes however, I must execute that script as an ordinary user, which "switches" to itself by that sudo command. I ...
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Sudo resetting environment variables

Whenever I use the sudo command, none of my environment variables appear to be preserved. I've tried modifying the sudoers file, by removing the env_reset specification. #Defaults env_reset I've ...
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mongodb 2.4.9 is crashing on wheezy when running as root

I installed mongodb-10gen v2.4.9 on a debian Wheezy, and I'm having this really weird behavior: if I run it as root I can't get it starts: root@xx:~# /etc/init.d/mongodb stop [ ok ] Stopping ...
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Starting lighttpd from nagios renders lighttpd broken

I'm using Debian 7.8 (wheezy), and lighttpd 1.4.31 with nagios 3.4.1. when I start lighttpd normally (as root), everything works as expected: /etc/init.d/lighttpd start However, when nagios starts ...
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mkdir is not working with sudo and shell option

One of the application trying to create directory failing with the below error on Linux machine: $ /usr/bin/sudo -su oracle /bin/sh -c '/bin/mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/test12' /bin/mkdir: missing ...
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Sudo does not work with some commands on CentOS (with WHM/cpanel)

I have a fabric deployment script which uses sudo heavily. It runs about 20 commands using sudo without any problems and then choke on the last two commands: ln -sf /path/a /path/b chown -R ...
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Can't change folder ownership via SSH

For some reason, I have a folder that I cannot read nor change its ownership. If I do a ls command, this is what I get: drwxrwxrwx 4 myusername myusername 4096 Jan 26 20:35 media1 <--- OK ...
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sudo : wildcard in user/group name

I try to find a solution about a sudo problem. I need to push different sudoers files on different servers, depending on the users present on the servers. But I would like to know if I can avoid that ...
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Sudo-io log output shows garbled text

We have set up in our servers sudoers config the following configuration in order to log the console output for auditoring purposes Defaults:%administrators log_output Defaults logfile=/var/log/sudo ...
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Monitor root commands issued by users

I tried to log the commands issued by the system administrators in our organization and its output using sudo plus the log_output directive as follows on the visudo file Defaults env_reset ...
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Centos : su: incorrect password after bash update

A few days ago I've updated the bash to patch it agains Shellshock and since then I cannot su - root from my regular 'wheelgroupuser' account on Centos 6.5 with WHM. I'm constantly getting su: ...
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yum search fails when run as non-root user

My yum has started failing to do search as a non-root user. This was working previously, and then something has been gummed up: sudo yum update works fine, as does sudo yum search blah. yum search ...
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Upgrading sudo rights

One my server, I've given the main user for the web server, access to /usr/bin and /tmp. I did this so that ceartain scripts could could call exim without this user needing to have full sudo rights. ...
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Allocate pseudo TTY in Upstart configuration file

We would like to use Upstart to manage a Java process and run it as non-root using sudo. We are on RHEL 6 which means that Upstart is too old to allow us to explicitly specify a user hence the use of ...
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Executing a command as apache

This script keeps outputting a 1. and I cannot understand why. <?php passthru("nohup sudo rndc reload sd.example.com",$op); print_r($op); ?> I have also tried the above code ...
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Cant remove linux ln hard links

I am using CentOS 6.3 and am logged in a root. When I create a hard link by doing this: ln /root.hdd /somedir/root.hdd That works fine, the inode shows the same between the two files and ...
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Allow User Account to run a single command using SUDO privelages

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.10. I have two user accounts setup, my account, and another user. I am able to run SUDO commands, but the other user isn't in the SUDO'ers list. What I'm trying to ...
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Troubles monitoring a zimbra installation with nagios

I am trying to monitor my legacy zimbra installation (running on an outdated Ubuntu 8.x) from my nagios install (running on a more recent OpenBSD). The problem is that when I run check_nrpe from the ...
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Getting permission denied error

On my Media Temple DV 4.0 server I am getting permission denied errors: -bash: cd: httpdocs: Permission denied If I switch from my login user to sudo (sudo su) or switch to root using su-, I can ...
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File permission woes on an Ubuntu ec2 instance

I've set up an amazon ec2 instance and I'm have some file permission issues. I've created myself a new user and added myself to the following groups: adm:x:4:me,ubuntu sudo:x:27:me ...
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Unable to change user password on AWS using `passwd` command

I am using Amazon's AWS insances running CentOS. I was trying to create a user with SUDO privilege and then disable the Root login to secure the systems. I have already done the required to bring this ...
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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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sudo su - <username> should be possible but sudo su - shouldn't be for sudo user

There is a requirement I got. My sudo users (for which their entry in sudoers file) should be able to access other user's account say Oracle using following command: sudo su - Oracle The above ...
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sudo logs date with user's locale, apparently. How do I make it use “C” locale?

I have sudo set to log to /var/log/sudo.log. I've noticed that when the locale was set to "de_DE.UTF-8", it logged a localized date ("Mär" for "März") instead of "C" locale ("Mar" for "March"). How ...
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Kerberos, .k5login and sudo

Background: I am using a Debian 7 system which I have integrated with an LDAP+Kerberos system using libnss-ldap, libpam-krb5 and nscd. I have modified sudoers to permit an LDAP group the right to sudo ...
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For sudo su - to retain SUDO_* environment variables?

We have a number of script (for Openstack operations) which require privileged execution in our environment. For some of the scripts we'd like to refer back to the USERNAME or UID of the person who ...
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Slow authentication on Fedora VM due to /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket connect timeout

I have this Fedora VM that for some reason after a while always starts having very slow "sudo" authentication (or an authentication in general, like GUI apps asking for credentials). It's will work ...
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Nginx doesn't seem to stop correctly

I'm using the following script to start/stop nginx: #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: nginx # Required-Start: $all # Required-Stop: $all # Default-Start: 2 3 4 5 # ...
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RHEL Equivalent of AIX's chuser login=false rlogin=false

On AIX, I can disable login/remote login by setting the attributes listed to false, but I will still be able to su from other users, and sudo as the user. Is there an equivilant in RHEL to the ...
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Intermittent sudo failure - SuSE 10

We have a longstanding production issue where cron on certain servers periodically report the following error- sudo: uid NNN does not exist in the passwd file! The user does exist, in fact it is ...
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Change sudo defaults only for sudo -i

At my site the typical sudoers setup has Defaults mail_always globally set so we can keep track of what the users are generally using sudo for (which should be very infrequent) and sort out fixing the ...
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Can I use serverspec on a remote system without requiring root or sudo access on that system?

Main thing I am trying to do is to run the tests from an unprivileged user (a gui runs these tests) without giving away the keys to the castle if this user gets compromised. Most of the tests ...
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Slow sudo and ssmtp (hosts file wrong?)

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS and when I type sudo su it takes 30+ seconds to open the shell. Searching on internet, this problem seems related to the file /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. ...
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sudo and ulimit - behaviour change?

I've noticed a behaviour change between sudo in Ubuntu Saucy 13.10, which has sudo 1.8.6p3, and Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.1 LTS, which has sudo 1.8.9p5, but I don't understand precisely what it is, or what ...
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Edit a remote file in Vim with sudo when ssh root login is disabled

I am trying to determine a way to edit remote files in Vim that require sudo, but still use my local vim config and plugins. Currently I can open vim and :e scp://me@server//some/root/file and make ...
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visudo passes syntax check but the file fails when put into place

I've been trying to create a modified sudoers file in /etc/sudoers.d/ but am having trouble. visudo -cf /file/path shows no syntax issues, but when i mv /tmp/sudoers/ /etc/sudoers.d/sudoers sudo ...
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sudoers works with hostname but not with the full domain name (fqdn)

I'm using puppet to propagate a sudoers file to several environments with different domains like so: Host_Alias STG1 = *.stg1.wa.acme.com Host_Alias STG2 = *.stg2.wa.acme.com This works ...