root's environment

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Thu Mar 21 19:30:20 EST 2002

In message <OF0B6727D1.CA668B4C-ONC1256B83.003608A8 at>
	so spake "Philipp =?iso-8859-1?Q?Achm=FCller?=" (Philipp_Achmueller):

> Hello
> for some commands i need the root environment, to execute the command
> correctly.
> for testing i tried it with the following command:
> sudo -s find / -name xxx ->  i get the following message:  /usr/bin/ksh:
> find: Execute permission denied

"sudo -s find / -name xxx" is not what you want to do, it will pass
"find / -name xxx" as an arguement to the shell.  The shell will then
try to execute 'find' as a shell script.

Starting with sudo 1.6.4 you can specify that the environment be
cleared for commands.  Perhaps that, along with the "always_set_home"
option will do what you want.

 - todd

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