[sudo-workers] How to know if running a given command requires password confirmation a priori?

Michael Grubb mgrubb at dailyvoid.com
Thu Jun 30 09:50:38 EDT 2005

You can set the listpw to never
Defautls listpw = never
This may be a security issue that may not be acceptible in certain  

On Jun 28, 2005, at 2:35 PM, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:

> [Please CC-me, I'm not subscribed]
> Hey,
> I'm the author of a small library called libgksu
> (http://www.nongnu.org/gksu) which works as a frontend for both su and
> sudo. I need to know before actually trying it if I will need password
> confirmation to run a given command.
> I can easily try out if general password confirmation is needed by
> running 'sudo -v', but NOPASSWD cases are not covered by this  
> check, of
> course. I found 'sudo -l' very useful for this purpose but it requires
> password confirmation, itself, which I would like to avoid on this  
> case.
> What I need is a way to tell if 'sudo /bin/ls', for example, will ask
> for a password or not before actually calling it. Would a patch to  
> add a
> command-line switch to fulfill that duty be considered?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> kov at debian.org: Gustavo Noronha <http://people.debian.org/~kov>
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