[sudo-users] Weird sudoers problem

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Dec 12 10:24:20 EST 2007

In message <OF57351CAC.B7BDF46A-ON872573AF.0053E785-862573AF.00544178 at us.ibm.co
	so spake Craig Browning (cbrownin):

> There are hidden characters in the sudoers file that are not visible to 
> root but when you cat /etc/sudoers  as another user on the system there 
> are several ^| characters that are preventing sudo from working for that 
> user.  Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Do you see the control characters if you use:

    cat -v /etc/sudoers | more

or whatever your pager of choice is?

 - todd

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