[sudo-users] sudo problems with internal shell command

Jeff Makey jeff at sdsc.edu
Wed Feb 10 16:05:11 EST 2010

Aaron Lewis wrote:
>sudo echo disable > /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth
>Permission is denied.
>I think it's because 'echo' is run in shell , as normal user  , then it 
>fails to run.

No, it is the ">" redirection that runs without the privileges gained
via sudo.

>This works fine:
>sudo su - -c 'echo disable > /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth'
>Anyway to solve it ?

That *is* the solution.

                          :: Jeff Makey
                             jeff at sdsc.edu

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