[sudo-users] Quotation marks in command option.

Aaron Lewis aaron.lewis1989 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 10:02:40 EDT 2010

Bonjour Conde ,

> My problem is that sudo doesn't accept the quotation marks in the ``-c'' 
> option, it keeps asking the user for the password, and after entering it 
> gives an error that says ``Maybe you lack sudo permissions in the sudoers 
> file.''

Why not escape spaces ?

-c \"show\ storagesubsystem\ profile;\"

I did a simple test:

As your shell will handle quoted strings , so if i do like this , it
will require a credential.

* sudo /tmp/test.cmd -c "this is an arg"

So if space is also escaped , it will work.

* sudo /tmp/test.cmd -c \"this\ is\ an\ arg\"
Args: -c "this is an arg"


echo "Args: $1 $2"


Cmnd_Alias TESTCMDS = /tmp/test.cmd -c "this is an arg"
username hostname = NOPASSWD: TESTCMDS

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