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Old 08-04-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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sudo -u aUser nopasswd


I need to run one command as different user with out a password prompt.

I did this

one   localhost= (two) /usr/bin/whoami
This work but it prompts for password.
Is there a way that can be done with NOPASSWD option ?

Old 08-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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Change the line to:

aUser ALL=(ALL)NOPASSWD: aCommand

so, in your case:

one ALL=(ALL)NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/whoami

this way the user one can execute whoami as any user (second ALL) on any host (first ALL).

you can have a look at man sudoers to see other configuration options.


sudo, sudoers

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