I have recently disabled
sudo's authentication caching ability so that it now prompts me for a password every time.
And though this is good for security, it has caused one slight problem which I haven't been able to figure out a solution for, I am unable to run commands which go along the lines of:
sudo <command> &
In the past I would have run a
sudo command before that, it would have cached my password and allowed me to run
sudo commands without prompt for the next few minutes, and thus it would allow me to run the command.
But when I run it now as there is no caching before hand and as it starts a new thread immediately and
sudo doesn't even prompt me for a password, I am unable to run it in this way.
So unless I run
sudo -i before it I am unable to run a command in this format which is becoming rather annoying.
So I was wondering if there is any way to get around this and still run programs and commands in this way?
I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and specifically the program I want to run in this fashion is
etherape if that makes any difference, but I would really like the solution to work for all programs and commands.