[sudo-users] sudo -u #uid on Kubuntu Feisty
Matthew.Stier at us.fujitsu.com
Mon Aug 6 10:35:25 EDT 2007
The problem you were encountering, is that in most shells, the
octothorpe (#) is a begin of comments character.
You displayed on means of escaping the character from interpretation.
Another is single quoting. (Typically the entire token.)
ie: sudo -u '#1000' .....
R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar wrote:
> Wesley Schwengle wrote:
>> 15:17 pts/2 1 wesleys at eniac:/home/wesleys$ sudo -u \#1000 find . -name
> Thank you for pointing out that the # is indeed necessary but needs to be
> escaped by a \ to give \#. That solved the problem and also explained why I was
> getting the help text with a plain # :-)
> 06 Aug 07
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