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Old 11-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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normal user removing a root file?


my normal user needs to remove a non-system critical file owned by root.

is this possible using sudo? I've tried doing 'rm /path/to/file' in the sudoers, but it wont write the file, I get a syntax error.

or is there another way of doing it?

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Old 11-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Should be possible, what does the relevant line look like?


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Old 11-01-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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its this:

Code:
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-wlan0.pid
*edit* I was able to remove the file, thanks anyway Tinkster.

first I forgot to include the full path of the rm command in the sudoers file:
Code:
%shutdown ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /bin/rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-wlan0.pid
second, when executing the command on the CL, I forgot to prefix the command with 'sudo' !

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Old 11-01-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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Why isn't /var/run/dhcpc/dhcpcd-wlan0.pid used instead. You would still need to configure sudoers because of the sticky bit.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 12:32 PM   #5
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Why isn't /var/run/dhcpc/dhcpcd-wlan0.pid used instead. You would still need to configure sudoers because of the sticky bit.
I dont have a /var/run/dhcpc directory, just an /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-wlan0.pid.
 
  


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