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

генерал Пурпоз kb2wjw at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 10:37:32 EDT 2006

Hello Galen,

Thursday, June 8, 2006, 6:05:18 PM, you wrote:
> Sudo is looking for the exact match of /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/ntpd.pid`
> however what it is actually getting is /bin/kill -HUP 12345
> this is because the shell has to expand the `` prior to executing the kill

Yes, I've figured this out.

Could I suggest an option for sudo to make it to expand the reference
string prior to comparing?
Is it the Bad Thing ≥, or just an omission pending to be implemented
sooner or later?

>From an administration point of view - I'd rather not have those wrappers
if possible.

Best regards,
 Tony                      mailto:kb2wjw at gmail.com

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