Weird problem with non-root user
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Aug 23 11:14:06 EDT 2000
In message <87EA450621E2D211B6EE0000F8CD295704BDEA2A at dlee07.itg.ti.com>
so spake "Chhaya, Harshal" (hchhaya):
> I think the problem was because I assumed sudo would change to the target
> users directory before executing the command.
Sudo does not do that, nor do I think it should. I would certainly
find it much less useful if that were the case.
> The script was looking for some config files in ~user2 but was being
> executed from ~user1. It never found the config files and hung as a result.
> I modified the script to use full paths for the config and log files and it
> now works fine.
Sudo does not set $HOME to the target user unless you give it the
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