[sudo-users] Cannot run binaries while using -i

Josh Jackson pturing at firehead.org
Sat Oct 13 11:40:26 EDT 2007

I have noticed that on my system running sudo 1.6.8 I cannot run binary
executables in combination with the -i option.

host ~ # sudo -i ls /
/usr/bin/ls: /usr/bin/ls: cannot execute binary file

The same thing works if I drop the -i or call a wrapper script, such as:

ls "$@"

But that is of course less than ideal. So, is this a bug, or is this the
designed behavior for some reason I do not yet appreciate?

Best Regards,
Josh Jackson

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