[sudo-users] Method(s) to disable sudo password prompt

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Tue Jan 29 17:06:39 EST 2008

In message <200801291743.m0THhrZc022469 at mason.gmu.edu>
	so spake Richard Jackson (rjackson):

> Is there a reason why sudo, both 1.6.8p12 and 1.6.9p12, invoked with the -S
> (read the password from stdin) writes the prompt?

If there was no prompt then how would you determine whether a
password was needed, other than by doing "sudo -k"?

I've been meaning to write a simple protocol to make it easier for
people to write sudo frontends but haven't had a chance yet.

 - todd

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