vi and sudo
tom.robinson at ehbas.com
Wed Apr 24 04:05:53 EDT 2002
> > "while acting in the sudo context"
> You may think sudo is doing more than it is designed to do.
> When you "sudo
> vi" you are simply running vi as root. There is no "sudo
> context" once vi
> begins to execute. Given that, it is a common practice amongst sudo
> administrators to find other alternatives or exclude
> altogether the use of
> vi with sudo.
This is infact what we ended up doing. Quite often when you look at the
context you don't need to do what it is you thought you had to.
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