[sudo-workers] Error/Warning word in visudo output
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Feb 22 08:37:29 MST 2017
On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:11 -0700, "Todd C. Miller" wrote:
> By definition, in strict mode there are no warnings--everything is
> an error. My reasoning was that since you know whether you are
> runing in strict mode or not, the warning vs. error prefix was
> extraneous. I'm willing to be convinced otherwise, though.
Actually, this is no longer true. The "unused alias" warning is
always a warning, even in strict mode. This was changed in 2014
in response to RedHat bugzilla #604297.
> I also had some trouble deciding where the warning/error text would
> go now that the message includes file and line number information.
> Perhaps it is simplest to just replace the "visudo:" prefix with
> "Warning:" or "Error:".
This is what I ended up doing.
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