question on parsing directory locations

john ctr kelly john.ctr.kelly at
Thu Apr 19 09:18:32 EDT 2001


     Thanks for your input, it works.  I must have done something wrong.
Now I can see another problem that is problematic of using an editor.  Even
though I can restrict the access to a directory etc when invoking rvi,  I
cant stop them from writing out to a different file within rvi.  Do you have
any thoughts on this or is this just a bad thing to do (include an editor)?

----- Original Message -----
From: <heko at>
To: <sudo-users at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: question on parsing directory locations

On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, john ctr kelly wrote:

> Cmnd_Alias      SYSTOOLS  = /sbin/linuxconf, /bin/kill, /bin/rvi
/home/jkelly/*   This doesnt work
> Sorry, user jkelly is not allowed to execute '/bin/rvi /home/jkelly/x' as
root on wkstnl05.

This wildcard is globbed by shell, not by sudo. You can do /bin/rvi
/home/jkelly/*, or add /bin/rvi /home/jkelly/x.

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