Question about Sudo

Miles, Karl Karl.Miles at
Mon Oct 8 08:59:48 EDT 2001

What happens if you create a link under /aaa/bbb/ccc to another directory ?
I should imagine it'd just follow the link regardless of the final

Hmmm... be careful!

Karl Miles
Computer Security
Littlewoods Retail Limited
+44 (0) 151 235 2760
mailto:karl.miles at

-----Original Message-----
From: Espen Martinsen [mailto:esm at]
Sent: 08 October 2001 13:55
To: Bjorn Ove Grotan
Cc: sudo-users at
Subject: Re: Question about Sudo

That will be a hell of a sudoers file.
  What I want is the user to have full root-access with
  cp/ln, tar, cpio, etc anywhere recursive below /aaa/bbb/ccc

esm at

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Bjorn Ove Grotan wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Espen Martinsen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm quite new tu Sudo, and have a question:
> >
> > Is Sudo cabable of solving this:
> >
> > a user "xxx" needs to do copy'ing with root's rights but only as long as
> > the source/target directory is
> > below /aaa/bbb/ccc
> You can make a single user able to do a single job/command as root or as
> any other prefered user. So the answer to your question would be .. ta-ta
> "yes"
> Sudo is your friend! :)
> Bjørn Ove Grøtan                phone: +47 7384 2181
> IS Engineer                     fax:   +47 7384 2101
> Clustra AS
> The innovator of proven, next-generation, zero-downtime database systems

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