Running scripts and programs

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Thu Sep 14 10:53:19 EDT 2000

In message <39C0E418.A3240C7E at>
	so spake Cynthia Ritchie (Cynthia.Ritchie):

> I have a backup script that calls other scripts and I was wondering if sudo
> will have a problem with this?  Will I have to add ALL the other scripts
> to sudo or just the main script I want run?  I'm also wondering this about
> init 0 which calls thousands of other scripts.

No, once your initial program/script is running as root any programs
spawned by it will also run as root w/o going through sudo.

 - todd

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