sudo under a defined directory

Matthew Hannigan mlh at
Mon Oct 7 19:20:56 EDT 2002

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 12:02:34PM -0400, Allan.Marillier at wrote:
> This following for me, and if I remember correctly, is based on suggestions
> other people gave in this list for similar needs.
> Now watch somebody come and show me that what I'm doing is dangerous!

I can't really tell you want you want do exactly
or even how you're intending to do it, but I can
guarantee you're doing something dangerous or useless.

I don't think you're even using sudo :-(

> <testserv1>: chmod 777 /home/user1/.profile

If you were using sudo, your command line would be 

<testserv1>: sudo chmod 777 /home/user1/.profile


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