sudo -k ???

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Thu Dec 28 12:26:35 EST 2000

In message <CF1263DEA340D4118EC600508B637EAB01520908 at>
	so spake "Kamal, Nasir" (Nasir.Kamal):

> I am unable to understand the meaning of -k option. The user can run command
> sudo -k, but what does it do actually??

The -k option kills any current timestamp file that the user might
have.  By default, sudo will allow the user to run a command w/o a
password if that user has used sudo within the past 5 minutes.  With
the -k option the user can invalidate the timestamp file (so the next
time sudo is run it will prompt for a password).

 - todd

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