[sudo-users] path expansion

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Fri Jul 30 14:17:32 EDT 2004

OK...maybe it's just me or this may have already been addressed in the latest patch but I can't update until the final release.  This is what I'm seeing under HPUX on IPF.  Sudo used to not require you to put in the full path as given for a command.  I have several command aliases set up and the user has to do:

sudo -u someuser /full/path/to/command

And are disallowed if they

cd /full/path/to
sudo -u someuser ./command

I seem to recall this not being an issue before.  Am just insane or is this truly unexpected behavior?


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