Sudo with background processes
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Feb 25 15:56:12 EST 2004
The simplest solution is probably to just run "sudo -v" before the
background scripts are run. That will update the user's time stamp
file which will allow 5 minutes of sudo user w/o prompting for a
password which should be enough to avoid a password prompt.
Alternately, you may be able to use sudo's -b option to run commands
in the background. Sudo will prompt for the password as needed and
then run the command in the background.
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