Command logging?

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Thu Aug 10 13:15:34 EDT 2000

By default sudo logs to syslogd.  This means you need to setup
syslog.conf to log the sudo messages to a file.  Current sudo
distributions contain a sample.syslog.conf file that illustrates
what you need to do.  There is also a bit in the FAQ about it.

Alternately you can tell sudo to log to a file by adding a line

Defaults	logfile=/var/log/sudo.log

to the top of your sudoers file, assuming you are running sudo version
1.6 or higher.

 - todd

More information about the sudo-users mailing list