[sudo-users] Option to change to user's homedir?

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Aug 30 10:14:36 MDT 2017

Would anyone find it useful to be able to specify that a command
run via sudo be started in the target user's home directory?

This could be via the command line with an option like --change-homedir
or a similarly-named sudoers config option.

A bug was recently filed due to confusion over the behavior of the
always_set_home and -H options.

Sudo's current -H flag is not very useful now that HOME is set to
the target user by default but changing its behavior is likely to
cause problems for people still using it.

 - todd

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