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Old 04-05-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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init.d scripts and sudo

I recently added a script into init.d. Before, if I wanted to execute this program I needed to run it by entering sudo first. Now that I've entered it as a startup script, it doesn't ask for permission anymore.

While I like this behavior, I'm also confused as to why I'm not asked for sudo anymore. Is it because I already had to be sudo to insert the script into init.d? If anyone could give me exact reasons, that would be awesome.

Old 04-05-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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The scripts in init.d are owned by root, and run as root.
If their permissions are set right, normal users are unable to modify them. So no "sudo" is required.
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Thanks tredegar!


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