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Old 12-06-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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Force sudo to re-ask for password?

I want to make sudo re-ask me for my password. It caches it for 5 mins I think, but I realise I don't know how to force it to re-ask.

Does anybody know how to do this?
Old 12-06-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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Add timestamp_timeout=0 to your list of flags. E.g. my sudoers file has the line

Defaults        env_reset,timestamp_timeout=0
at the top.

Old 12-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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thanks, that hit the spot.
Old 12-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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man sudoers


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