[sudo-users] sudo -u #uid on Kubuntu Feisty

R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar chandra at ee.uwa.edu.au
Mon Aug 6 06:14:45 EDT 2007

Dear Folks,

I am trying to execute sudo with the numeric UID rather than a username on a 
Kubuntu Feisty Linux system.

When I try, say, (where UID 1000 exists),

sudo #1000 <command>

(where UID 1000 exists), I simply get the help text:

usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
             { -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }

If I try

sudo -u 1000 <command>

I get

sudo: no passwd entry for 1000!

Can anyone throw light on this behaviour and suggest what I should do to resolve 
this issue?

Thank you.

06 Aug 07

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