sudo does not work
zarina at mimos.my
Wed Sep 18 00:16:01 EDT 2002
I'm currently exploring how to use sudo. I already installed & configured, but could not get something right. What I wanted to do was sudo to let's say newuser and open pine as newuser.
as olduser, i typed this command
sudo -u newuser pine
it asks for the olduser password(ok), then I got an error saying that i cannot open ~olduser/mail because of permission denied.
I thought I was supposed to open newuser's mailbox? Then why is it trying to open the olduser's mailbox? Is my understanding of how sudi should work correct?
I think my configuration in sudoers file is already correct, the entry is as below :
olduser ALL = (newuser) /usr/local/bin/pine
Appreciate any input.
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