[sudo-workers] closing all the file descriptors

Anthony Iano-Fletcher Anthony.Iano-Fletcher at nih.gov
Wed Dec 8 10:48:45 EST 2004


sudo is a great tool. 

On occations I have wanted to pass extra information (e.g. X11
authentication cookies) when I use sudo.

Is there good way to pass authentication cookies without having to run
sudo twice (once to pass the info and once to run the command)?

There is a way to pass such info via file descriptor 3, but sudo
closes all its file descriptors greater than stderr (2). Would a patch
to add an option to change this behaviour be accepted? I'll happily make
such a patch.


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