[sudo-users] sudo and variable expantion: HowTo?

генерал Пурпоз kb2wjw at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 07:25:43 EDT 2006

Hello sudo-users,

  If I place in the "sudoers" a line like this (with the actual PID
  value at the moment of "visudo"ing):

  mortal   ALL = /bin/kill -HUP 69

  then the "mortal" is able to run the following:
  "sudo kill -HUP $(cat /var/run/ntpd.pid)"

  Obviously this is a no-go hack since I cannot foresee the PID after
  the next reboot...

  I wonder how to tell the sudo to aquire the "$(cat
  /var/run/ntpd.pid)" expantion result on it's "sudoers" rule line?

Best regards,
 Tony                    mailto:kb2wjw at gmail.com

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