[sudo-users] Weird sudoers problem

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Wed Dec 12 10:29:05 EST 2007

One other thing you can try is to open the sudoers file in vi and type
':set list', that will also show hidden control characters.


-----Original Message-----
From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com
[mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Todd C. Miller
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:24 AM
To: Craig Browning
Cc: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] Weird sudoers problem

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
> root but when you cat /etc/sudoers  as another user on the system
> are several ^| characters that are preventing sudo from working for
> 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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