[sudo-users] sudo shows password!

bw bwakkie at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 08:18:04 EDT 2007

I agree this is not a bug but it has a nasty side effect if you do not watch
In practice I am never interested in putting sudo into the background but
the command after it.

You think it is easily fixed? Where in the code will this check need to

On 10/8/07, Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller at courtesan.com> wrote:
> So basically you are typing your password into your shell after
> you've suspended sudo by putting it in the background.
> I don't consider this a bug but I suppose it should be possible to
> avoid printing the password prompt the first time if sudo has been
> backgrounded.
> - todd


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