[sudo-users] Feature request - chdir option

Michael Hill michael at mhill.net
Tue Oct 18 16:04:42 EDT 2005

On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 11:58:37AM -0700, Ladner, Eric (Eric.Ladner) wrote:
>Ah.. I understand the issue and feel your pain.  I've ran into that one
>with poorly written vendor scripts (where do all the good script writers

Unfortunately, I have to say they're not all being employed by the large
blue company.  :^/

>In the past, I've solved this with something like this:
>file:  upgrade.sh-----
> cd /foo/bar/dir
> ./custom_vendor-supplied_program
> ./yada_yada_yada
> ./and_so_forth 
>sudo ./upgrade.sh
>But, I realize that that also doesn't always work.  I can see where the
>-C option (a la tar) would be helpful.

You're right, workarounds *are* possible...  However, it might prove
difficult to enable them to execute the script but not to alter it; and
in that case, I'm still faced with intervening every time they come
across a situation that I have to script for them.

It sounds like we're in agreement:  sudo isn't broken without this
feature, but it *would* be nice to have.  :^)  Thanks for your comments.


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