[sudo-users] Password required with option -i !?

Stefan Götz stefan.goetz at cs.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Dec 29 09:09:32 EST 2009

> The problem is that when you run a command with "sudo -i" what sudo
> actually does is run "user_shell -c command".  That is why the
> NOPASSWD flag is not working for you.  If you look in the logs you
> should see the exact command sudo is running.
> If user firefox has /bin/bash as its shell the following should work:
> goetz  ALL = (firefox) NOPASSWD: /bin/bash -c firefox

That's the command being executed so, yes, the above sudoers line does the
trick. Thanks for the quick help!


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