How does sudo handle Pipes?
Tim at unionsemiconductor.com
Wed Jan 17 13:33:30 EST 2001
Does anyone have any idea how sudo handles commands that are piped
into other commands? I'm still working on the password changing
script and decided that I don't know if I want to go with the
expect command. This would mean that I would have to use something
/bin/echo username:password | /usr/bin/chpasswd
/bin/echo password | /usr/bin/passwd --stdin username
The commands themselves work, but when I try to run them through
sudo I get errors that indicate the command is not available. It
seems to break at about the pipe. Quotes around the command seem
to be ignored. I just can't come up with a reason why, but I thought
maybe sudo doesn't handle pipes well.
Also, what would
do for me if I append it to the front of the command?....I've tried
it with and without it with no good results.
Tim Olson - Systems Administrator
Union Semiconductor Technology Corp.
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