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Old 01-30-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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super root-tail 'permission denied'

Fluxbox 0.9.12

I have the following at /usr/local/sbin/root-tail.username
whoami     #debug purpose
export XAUTHORITY=/home/username/.Xauthority
export DISPLAY=:0.0
/usr/X11R6/bin/root-tail /var/log/messages --frame

Then, /etc/ with default and the following line added:
root-tail /usr/local/sbin/root-tail.username username
with all the permission untouched..

It return this:
username@apocalypse:~$ super -H
super version 3.26 patchlevel 0
(Use super -h for general usage information.) file: `/etc/'

Commands available to user username (use option `-h' for a general usage listing):

super root-tail -> /usr/local/sbin/root-tail.username
        Max per-arg length: 1000 chars; max over all args: 10000 chars.
        User-entered arguments must match following patterns:
                Args 1 - 99 must match pattern: [[-/:+.,_a-zA-Z0-9]]
Then, I invoke:
username@apocalypse:~$ super root-tail
/var/log/messages: Permission denied
Why, I followed the instruction at


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