[sudo-users] sudo and wildcards in the command line

Jackson jakrainer at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 7 04:38:48 EDT 2010

Hello everyone,

This is regarding the way sudo interprets wildcards in the command line.
I´m using sudo on AIX 6.1 and when I use, i.e. ls to list the contents of a directory that doesn´t belong to me, I get the following:

$ sudo ls -l /home/user/.history/.sudo_*
ls: 0653-341 The file /home/user/.history/.sudo_* does not exist..

But if I inform the full path of the file I can see it:

$ sudo ls -l /home/user/.history/.sudo_wildcard_test.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 root     system            0 Jun 07 08:29 /home/user/.history/.sudo_wildcard_test.txt

If I run the first command as root it works:

# ls -l /home/user/.history/.sudo_*
-rw-r--r--    1 root     system            0 Jun 07 08:29 /home/user/.history/.sudo_wildcard_test.txt

Is this fixed on newer versions of sudo? Is there anything that I can change in the configuration file to make it work?

Thanks in advance,



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