Questions related to the sudo command that allows users to run programs with the privileges of a different user (normally the root user).

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Not allowed to delete a encfs-encrypted empty folder

I have an encfs-encrypted folder and just cut the content of a subfolder of it and pasted it into another folder outside the encfs-encrypted one. While doing that, I got an error message, saying that ...
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No menu bar in gedit 3.18.3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Gedit usually shows the menu bar when the mouse is hovered over the top of Unity (desktop) no matter where or how gedit is displayed. This is ok. When started from terminal using sudo gedit there ...
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I locked myself out from using su or sudo. I'd like to understand what I did there

In an attempt to increase the numer of files my domino server is allowed to handle, I changed /etc/security/limits.conf, adding following lines. notes soft nofile 60000 notes hard nofile 60000 ...
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Reset sudoers file

I want to add a new user to run all commands without a password, so I went to edit /etc/sudoers (using visudo of course) by adding the line myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL. Everything is OK, but 15 minutes ...
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Entry in sudoers

I need the following entry for a autoresponder/vacation plugin for roundcube with plesk: www-data ALL=NOPASSWD: /opt/psa/bin/autoresponder But the system doesn't recognize www-data as a user. Only ...
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running compiler with sudo not works but as root does

The next command is working ok while logged as regular user or root but does not work when using sudo: arm-linux-gcc --v not working: sudo arm-linux-gcc --v
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OpenSSH asks for root@hostname password instead of user@hostname password

So I have this other desktop PC, that serves as my server, primesystem and a laptop as my client, zerosystem that is connected to it. They both serve as my ssh-server and ssh-client respectively, and ...
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Why is neither /root/.bashrc nor /root/.profile executed after sudo -i?

I have export PATH="$PATH:/opt/local/bin" in /root/.bashrc and /root/.profile (nothing else in /root/.profile) and /bin/bash is the login shell for root in /etc/passwd. Yet invoking sudo -i (which ...
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Problem installing reader software for Estonian ID card for ubuntu 14.04

I updated my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have problems to install Estonian ID card reader software. When I trie to use the installation script, that I have downloaded from https://installer.id.ee/...
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Creating a normal user without sudo access but with ability to switch to another admin user

User A - can't be part of sudo or admin group, ssh keys based identity setup for ssh login, can't be a guest account User B - no home folder, must have a password, can't have independent ssh login, ...
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How to disable mpm-itk for a specific virtualhost?

I've a main site on a server that needs to run a sudo command which I white listed via visudo. That worked fine until I installed apache-mpm-itk and then I started getting the following error: sudo: ...
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How do I remove sudo from my server without breaking everything?

I am creating a test server VM, and I would like to delete the sudo executable by deleting it via apt. I know the root password, so that is not a downside. Is there any problem about removing sudo ...
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How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command?

The title says it all. How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command? Rationale: if something gets aliased in the shell or I end up executing a function sudo instead ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 asks for super user before prompting for wifi password

I have installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an HP Mini netbook, which required the bcwm source package for wifi to work. (Somehow standard ubuntu didn't need it but it was too resource hungry for the netbook.) ...
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Prevent that TrueCrypt gets Administrator rights

If I try to open a TrueCrypt drive, TrueCrypt asks me for my administrator-password (also when I am a normal user). I know, that i can prevent this password-asking by editing the sudoers file = giving ...
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How do I know my system is broken after chown -R root usr/bin?

This question is related to another question -- "Can't access any functions after chown command." -- but I think it may be worthy of an independent question. My question is: how do I know that my ...
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/etc/sudoers file corrupted and I can't run 'pkexec visudo' over SSH

Following the instruction here I get: pkexec visudo ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.policykit.exec === Authentication is needed to run `/usr/sbin/visudo' as the super user Authenticating as: ...
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Attempted to open Unity with sudo, now Unity messed up

It seems I really messed up with unity by trying to open a window as admin . I ran this in the command-line : User@Computer:-$ sudo unity /var/cache/apt/archives After that brilliant and inspired ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS compass run from another user

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM and 3 users (root, prod, git) prod$ groups prod git$ groups git prod I have installed ruby on the VM for every user and ran source /home/prod/.rvm/scripts/rvm so I could ...
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sudoers problem

I'm using Ubuntu Mate for my raspy. I'm using my raspy to run a program 24/7, which requires to be started with sudo. Because I don't want to do this manually, I added a script to "startup ...
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user in sudo group can't run sudo

I've seen other similar questions but they don't solve my problem unfortunately. I've been added to the sudo group on my Ubuntu 14.04 with usermod -aG sudo testuser but I still can't run sudo: :...
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I deleted my password but sudo keeps asking me for it

I've deleted my password using sudo passwd -d alexwolf153. Now even though I have no password anymore sudo still keeps asking for one. What do I do? EDIT: thankfully, my terminal with provided sudo ...
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executable running without sudo but not with sudo

I installed xampp in my system and it is installed in the location /opt/lampp. After that i added the php location to path varialbe using export PATH=$PATH:/opt/lampp/bin. So when i run php -v using ...
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timestamp_timeout in Ubuntu doesn't work

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to change sudo password timeout but change made to it doesn't work. Please help , My visudo file looks like this. GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/sudoers....
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Sorry, user is not allowed to execute X as root on lt

Whenever I try to run a command from the termainal as sudo, I am now getting the error: Sorry, user {user} is not allowed to execute {command} as root on lt. lt is the name of my computer. The only ...
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Enable shutdown from another computer on LAN without entering sudo password

I'm trying to execute this script from my laptop to shutdown the server without having to enter the sudo password. (Both are running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) ssh -t lachlan@192.168.0.xxx sudo shutdown -h ...
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My sudoer can not login using GUI

I only have one sudoer and it can login into the terminal or through GUI terminal. But I can not use it to log into the GDM login screen. Any possible causes?
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How do I get Super User access in guest

I have recently installed Ubuntu via Wubi Installer. The dual-boot works fine but when I can't login as Admin, it only allows me to enter via "Guest". To do any administrative activities such setting ...
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Long wait times logging in as other user using sudo

Any clues to why it takes 20-30 seconds for me to log in using sudo+su? $ time sudo su ida -l exit ida@timbuktu:~$ exit logout real 0m18.076s $ time sudo su ida exit ida@timbuktu:/home/carl-erik$...
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Caffeine and system settings and upper right hand corner

I was able to go to the terminal and type in the command for caffeine, but I don't find caffeine anywhere in the system settings and it doesn't show up anywhere on the upper right hand corner of the ...
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Issue when running from terminal

I've tried running GParted from the terminal but after requesting for my password nothing happened. Now I'm trying to install Eclipse following the instructions here but I'm stuck on Step 4. When I ...
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gksudo equivalent for Ubuntu Touch

Is there a gksudo equivalent (or Cpp / Qml api call) that lets you ask for a password in a graphical way on Ubuntu Touch? Thanks
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Allow sudo in default guest account

I am trying to run Microsoft Office for some public workstations. I have added the following entry to my sudoers file: %win ALL=(windows) NOPASSWD: /usr/share/playonlinux/ /home/windows/.PlayOnLinux ...
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$password with ssh chpasswd

I've a problem with "ssh chpasswd" .. I need to implement the "$password" of register.. Eg.. I've this code.. echo $ssh->exec("sudo sh -c 'echo $user:test | chpasswd'"); When the script is ...
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Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Huh?

Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Not familiar with this stuff. So why, what does it all mean and what can I do about it? Steps are: From the VPS management web pages ...
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sudo useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later (no lock files)

When doing this on Ubuntu server 14.04: camilstaps@localhost:~$ sudo useradd --home-dir /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --no-create-home --root /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --shell /bin/sh xxx I'm ...
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Sudo apt-get update not working probelm with mono-xamarin

When I run sudo apt-get update I get the error: E: Malformed line 4 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read Does anyone know how to ...
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SFTP as a different user than you logged in with

I connect to my work machine over SSH. Sometimes I transfer files back and forth using using Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature. Sometimes I change to the root user and run commands. But I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 asks permissions for everything

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10, since I had a 14.04 that I had upgraded a few times. After the install, the OS asks root permissions for a lot of stuff I was able to do without issues ...
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sudo command not working

When I try to use the command sudo mountall, the following error message appears: sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/username/1: No such file or directory So how do I solve this?
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GUI anthentication doesn't work. No privileges

This is on Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit After a forced restart (due to nvidia overheating) I noticed that no sound was playing, and in fact pulseaudio showed only dummy devices. While looking for a solution, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Jenkins User NOPASSWD configuration

I'm trying to make my jenkins user able to execute a script with www-data user so I've tried adding jenkins ALL=NOPASSWD:ALL at the end of my sudoers file but it didn't work, password was asked ...
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Why does sudo prevent catching SIGTSTP (Ctrl+Z)?

This program is written to catch SIGTSTP (Ctrl+Z) and bypass its normal effect, printing a message and returning to its normal operation instead of allowing its process to be suspended: #include<...
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Cannot chown or chmod using sudo anymore

I was trying to make an adjustment to the /etc/sudoers file, and I accidentally corrupted it. I restored it via the grub and using the Ubuntu 14.04 default. But now it seems I can change ownership ...
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Why does sudo sometimes asks for a different sudo user?

i have all my boxes setup to authenticate against openldap. when i logon with the local user (localmin) and run a command like; sudo service smbd restart it sometimes asks for the password of ...
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault (...
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Strange issue using sudo

When I try to use sudo this is what happens chris@vaio:~$ sudo sudo: 424273033461091241000: invalid value except that doesn't do it justice: I have been having issues with the latest kernel(.30)...
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Errors were encountered while processing

When trying to do sudo apt-get install I'm getting this at the end: Processing triggers for python-central ... Errors were encountered while processing: logmein-client:i386 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/...
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Allow user to run programs as root without password. Would it be the correct solution to my problem?

I have a server which I need to be running certain programs permanently; I'm having problems with two of them and I'm not sure if the solution I've found would be the correct one, so I ask for opinion ...
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Run eclipse project as root without running eclipse as root

How can one execute eclipse project as root without running eclipse as root? I'm writing a C++ program that uses Opencv and Boost libraries. When trying to execute the program, I get the following ...