[sudo-users] How to know real uid/gid?

Matthew Hannigan mlh at zip.com.au
Thu May 25 05:36:58 EDT 2006

On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 09:52:47AM +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> I've seen no replies yet to this mail.  Does this mean that there is
> no way to find out the real uid/gid of the user who called the command?

You've got env vars SUDO_UID and SUDO_GID ...

So I guess you can set[ug]id to those if you wanted to 'drop'
privs.  Be careful that they're not tainted though.


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