[sudo-users] How userA can run userB's script

Russell Van Tassell russell+sudo-users at loosenut.com
Mon May 4 21:27:04 EDT 2009

What's the output of "sudo -l" for usera?  Chances are they're not
allowed to execute the script you've created...

On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 05:07:13PM -0700, Erwin Hom wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> I tried your recommendation but couldn't get it to work.
>   commandLine: "sudo -u userb userbscript.sh"
> I entered userb's password when prompted.
> This is the message that sudo displayed:
> "usera is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."
> What did I do wrong? Did I miss a step along the way?
> - Erwin

Russell M. Van Tassell
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