Question: Why doesn't -H work?
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Oct 15 21:11:55 EDT 2003
In message <E5C7DFBD68DDD21194140004ACB89C53139EA25C at gwmail1.gwl.ca>
so spake "Malton, Craig" (Craig.Malton2):
> I'm trying to run some commands as so
> sudo -H -u db2as echo $HOME
> I'm running this as user cmalton and $HOME keeps returning as
> /home/cmalton not /export/home/db2as. Does anyone know why -H isn't
> working for me?
Your shell is expanding $HOME before sudo runs. Try this:
sudo -H -u db2as printenv HOME
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