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

Matthew Hannigan mlh at zip.com.au
Thu Jun 8 19:28:01 EDT 2006

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 02:09:03PM -0400, Todd C. Miller wrote:
> In message <20060608135635.GB26755 at evofed.localdomain>
> 	so spake Matthew Hannigan (mlh):
> > Best off writing a wrapper script, say, hupntp, with
> > contents
> > 	#!/bin/sh
> > 	/bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/ntpd.pid`
> > 
> > then in sudoers:
> > 
> > 	mortal     ALL = /usr/local/bin/hupntp
> Another option is to use something like pkill or killall (depending
> on the OS) instead to kill a process by name instead of using a pid
> file.

Indeed, in fact many platforms have a standard way of doing
the above for all system daemons;

		service ntpd restart

		svcadm restart network/ntpd

	many others:

		/etc/init.d/ntpd restart
		/etc/init.d/ntpd stop
		/etc/init.d/ntpd start


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