[sudo-users] sudo keeps the SHELL of the calling user

Michael Schwager mschwager at mochotrading.com
Tue Oct 6 09:23:20 MDT 2015

We are running sudo-1.8.6 on a CentOS 6.5 machine. I have a problem in that
sudo is preserving the calling user's SHELL. The basic question is: Absent
any env_keep directives in any file in /etc/sudoers*, what would compel
sudo to preserve SHELL? Note that the machine is running PAM so
/etc/environment should not apply, and according to the man page the SHELL
should not be preserved.

You can see my question in more detail here:


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