[sudo-users] documentation clarification

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Tue Sep 15 06:43:20 MDT 2015

On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 23:08:45 -0000, Terry Inzauro wrote:

> Recently, I discovered a behavior that I don't  understand. When  
> allowing a user to run a command as root (with with the -i switch), I  
> noticed that roots shell must also be listed in the sudo command  
> definition.

That's correct, because the command is being run via root's
shell, not directly.  The descrption of -i in the sudo manual

    If a command is specified, it is passed to the shell for execution
    via the shell's -c option.  If no command is specified, an
    interactive shell is executed.

> Is it possible to allow a user to run a command as root with roots  
> environment, whithout adding the shell to the command definition?


 - todd

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