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Old 02-22-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
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accessing of directory using sudo users

hi all
i ahve created a user called to be abhijit, to whom i want to give root priviliges.
i chaged in /etc/sudoers as
abhijit ALL=(ALL) ALL

but after this i am not able to access directory in my
/home/temp where i ahve something to be accessed
Old 02-22-2006, 02:42 AM   #2
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What are you trying to do? Are you abhijit? Did you add "sudo " in front of whatever command you were doing?
Old 02-22-2006, 04:26 AM   #3
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yes i did .
after that i logged into username : abhijit
and i am trying to access /home/temp which has been created by jass.

how can i access a directory created by other user.
i typed sudo /home/temp
command not found was the error
Old 02-22-2006, 04:34 AM   #4
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you can either:
1. do whatever you need to do with that directory without needing to change to it (i.e. "sudo ls /home/temp", "sudo less /home/temp/foo", "sudo cp /home/temp/foo /bar", etc.)
2. open up a shell as root: "sudo su", and then you can change to it "cd /home/temp" and do whatever as root

Originally Posted by abhis_mail2002
i typed sudo /home/temp
"/home/temp" is a directory, not a command, so of course that doesn't work

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