Sudo access control

dbukchin dbukchin at
Mon Jan 8 10:32:18 EST 2001

You need to know the directory were man pages for sudo are located
( on my machine it is /usr/local/man ) and give a command 
man -M <man_dir> name
In my case it would be 
man -M /usr/local/man sudo

You have to edit sudoers file in order to grant/revoke sudo privileges but
you should use visudo program for that. Your users log in as themselves and 
then use sudo to execute some commands as root/other user 

Everything is possible.


-----Original Message-----
From: Masuta, Paul [mailto:PMasuta at]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:10 AM
To: sudo-users at
Subject: Sudo access control


I have successfully run 'make install' and I am still not clear with a
couple of things.
1. How do I get my sudo man pages to work? ie man visudo etc.
2. I know I am supposed to now edit my sudoers file after running 'make
install'. But how then does sudo globally controll access on my box. i.e If
a person logs on , do they now logon to native unix or first the sudoers
file. Is access to the box then strictly controlled by sudo and if so how
does it do that?
3. Is it not possible for someone to twitch sudo and still get onto the

Thanx for your 

Paul Masuta
First National Bank
Tel + 11 27 889-5194
Fax + 11 27 889-4355

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