first question

Peter Lauda peter at
Fri Jan 16 13:55:55 EST 2004

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I am trying to set up a sudoers file that will allow me to:

1. Invoke a command that normally runs as another user on a unix system.

2. Uses that users env in order to understand the required paths, etc, for 
the execution.

Here's an example of what I'm trying:

sudo -u target_user_name sh  -c /usr/target_user_home_dir/bin/cmd arg

I get:

Sorry, user my_user_name is not allowed to execute 'sudo -u 
target_user_name sh  -c /usr/target_user_home_dir/bin/cmd arg' as 
target_user_name on

I've read through the description of this in a faq, but when I set it up 
and try to run it, I get a mesage that I am not allowed to exectute the 
cmd as the target user as above.

Any one have any tips or tricks for checking the sudoers file to see if 
I've missed something or got something wrong?

Any help greatly aprpeciated.



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