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Old 04-18-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
ssuhaib
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Problem with sudo in Redhat 5


Hi Gurus,

I login as a user, do "sudo su", change to userid 'root' and add the value in .bash_profile. I exit after this, login as a user, sudo to root, but echo $variable does not show any value although the value of the variable exist in .bash_profile in root home directory (/root).

Any help with is welcome.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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Hi,

Did you export the variable or just declare it? If you declare a variable in .bashrc/.bash_profile you should export it if you want to use it in login shells.
Code:
export VARIABLE="value"
Read this for clarification: Bash Beginners Guide

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Erictra,

I declared the variable in .bashrc and it is working ! Lesson learnt: add vairables for users logging using sudo in .bashrc.
 
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Hello,

Nice! Also remember that if you didn't export the variable (you only mention declaring it), it will no be available in any sub-shells created. If you consider your problem solved then please mark your thread as such.

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