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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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?

I'm using LAMP on my local machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I'm using PHP 5.5.20 on my machine. Following is the command I run from the terminal and below that is the output: ~$ php -v ...
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Error message while using Sudo [duplicate]

I've got error message at my terminal. Whenever i am using sudo command, my terminal is showing: no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory
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How to install programs into user directory without sudo

I mean how to install programs from repos into the user directory without sudo? There are two ways (and even more) of installing software: from repos and from the software developer's website (...
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How do I switch back to Windows 8?

Okay so I am taking an online course to learn Linux and Ubuntu. On my desktop that has windows 8.1, I downloaded Ubuntu and then watched a couple of videos to make sure that I partitioned the drive ...
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SU setgid: PERMISSION DENIED, SUDO: PERM_ROOT 0, -1, 1 PERMISSION DENIED

Hi I have a problem that I cannot solve. I cannot log into root, su, or sudo. Everything works fine via ssh so I tried on ssh via putty: Set root password: sudo passwd Add user to sudo/admin ...
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Where does my installed file reside

When I do sudo apt-get install openvpn ... it does not install the file rather it downloads a file and stores some where . Now how can I find where the file has reside.
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“sudo do-release-upgrade” or “do-release-upgrade”? [duplicate]

I see to upgrade Ubuntu to a new release version that I have to do do-release-upgrade which checks for the new version and allows me to upgrade. But would it not be better to do sudo do-release-...
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Is it good practice to run applications with sudo?

For example, I am using Spotify for linux. Wouldn't I need to run it in sudo so that it can write its song cache to my file system? Also, if you run a program from the launcher, does it get sudo by ...
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GUFW from desktop icon

I am trying to launch gufw from an icon on my desktop. Now gufw requires sudo to run. I found an application that did the same thing but for nautilus (http://lifehacker.com/5596006/create-an-...
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Sudo specific actions for specific directory

Ok what I want to do is use sudo, I want to give access to a user to run the command: ln -s /source/location /destination/location and only the above command with that location I don't want to ...
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Error in sudo apt-get remove -f

I have installed kernel 3.18.2 with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04.1: john@john-G31M-S2C:~$ sudo apt-get remove -f [sudo] password for john: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Any program that use Java needs to be run under sudo?

I have installed a program that needs Java and I've changed to different Java runtime (Oracle). Now every use of java needs to be run from the terminal under sudo. I needs to make it to use Java ...
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Slow sudo and ssmtp (hosts file problem)

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS and when I type sudo su it takes 30+ seconds to open the shell. Searching on internet, this problem seems related to the file /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. ...
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How to install TREE in command line?

How do I install "TREE" via apt-get in Terminal? I have been trying to do apt-get update tree but nothing seems to happen. Is it necessary to include sudo in the command...?
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Update alternatives java for all users

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with multiple java versions on it. I'm trying to change the current java version for my user with: sudo update-alternatives --config java sudo update-alternatives --...
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No longer a part of sudoers list after adding docker

I naively ran a few commands with sudo while trying to get docker working on my machine. Now upon trying sudo, I get this error: dorsatum is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 unable to boot after apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and can't enter the recovery mode [duplicate]

This happened yesterday, I run the sudo apt-get update and run the sudo apt-get upgrade. After that instance, I saw the error that says, the user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be ...
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i wanna install Intel Compiler. But sudo command does not work

I write the command like this sudo ./install.sh But ubuntu says sudo: ./install.sh: command not found How can I install this program?
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Scheduling shutdown in layman's terms

I'm trying to schedule a shutdown for 10:30pm (22:30) each evening. I am fairly new to Ubuntu. In Windows 7, this was an extremely easy task. Apparently in Ubuntu this is a rather complicated task. I'...
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Can not excute commands with sudo

I forgot Ubuntu user password, after referring articles on how to reset user password, I could reset the password for the user. passwd menuka from the recovery mode. However, I tried the new password ...
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How to start IPython with sudo

How do I start IPython using sudo? So e.g. when I do sudo optirun ipython it says [40475.566816] [ERROR]Error running "ipython": No such file or directory I know it sounds a bit crazy but I'm ...
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`sudo chmod +x *` caused me cannot open anything

Today I used sudo chmod +x * -R in my $HOME folder, actually I didn't want to use it in $HOME folder, it was an accident. Afterthat I tried to use sudo chmod -x * to fix it. But now, I couldn't open ...
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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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“cannot open display: :0” error when using sudo with any GTK app

I want to run gmsartcontrol (UI tool for smartctl) which needs to be run as root in order to access the drives and read their SMART status. However doing this: sudo gmsartcontrol I get this ...
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E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

I don't know what caused the following to happen: The content of /etc/apt/sources-list.d/mono-xamarin.list is sudo apt-get update.
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chmod -R 777 /etc, I have no name! [duplicate]

I really screwed up and did sudo chmod -R 777 /etc After searching for hours for an answer I eventually booted into recovery mode and did: mount -o rw,remount / # because the file-system was ...
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GTK apps not respecting Kubuntu's oxygen-gtk theme when executed as sudo

I am using Kubuntu 14.10 and it's working quite well so far, but my problem is pretty much what it's stated in the title, when executing a GTK app that requires sudo privileges, such as Synaptic ...
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LightDM does not ask for login password

I have an auto-logged in non-sudo user called "screen". I have a passwordless sudo but login-protected user called "support". I'm pretty sure this was working fine before, somehow maybe the latest ...
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Cannot go into Root

When I enter sudo su or sudo -i in terminal on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot become superuser. When I enter the password nothing happens. Its like: user@host~: sudo -i enter passwd: ****** user@host~: ...
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Lazy right management for package installation

You can install a package (here package), by running sudo apt-get install package Some installation scripts written in bash perform such actions and require the user to enter the password every ...
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Shall I delete this line in sources.list?

This line deb-src-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted, Line 63, in sources.list is not known on sudo apt-get update and is causing Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu ...
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Start an appli with sheduled task not work

I have a seedbox unders a ubuntu desktop server. I run rtorrent correctly but if I restart the server I need to relaunch rtorrent with this command : sudo -i #mypassword" screen -fa -d -m rtorrent ...
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Permissions of a new User changed mine

I have a pc which is running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and few weeks ago a colleague of mine added him to the pc and since then I can do sudo something but I can't perform certain actions like: installing ...
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How to get the long 'less' prompt with sudo?

I have added the following to my user's .bashrc file to get a longer prompt in less: export LESS="-M" This is added to the root user's .bashrc file as well, so when I sudo bash to get a root shell, ...
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Simple question on sudo su -

What is wrong with the following? [cloudera@localhost zookeeper]$ sudo su - zookeeper [cloudera@localhost zookeeper]$ whoami cloudera In response to one of the comments: [cloudera@localhost ...
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Correct permissions or undo a command [duplicate]

I will start this question with I'm a noob and I broke linux. Probably shouldn't have ran the command I did but now I cannot use sudo for anything not sure how to undo fix what I did. The command I ...
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Run script with arguments as sudo without being asked for password

I have two programs in Java that I'm calling from bash script: java program1 arg ... arg sudo java program2 arg ... arg I want to run program2 as sudo without being asked for password. I'm aware of ...
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sudo error permission denied

I have started few days ago with Ubuntu Server and I've got a weird error: ubuntu@ubuntu: $ sudo -s sudo: /var/lib/sudo/ubuntu/ is accessible in write mode from not-owner (040777), should have ...
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Undo sudo rm -R /*

I stupidly ran sudo rm /* followed by sudo rm -R /* My sites still run, although the vast majority of commands like ls are now broken. Is there a simple way to get data off the server or reverse ...
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“sudo su” does not pass the environment variables to the new shell? [duplicate]

su manual http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/su.1.html The current environment is passed to the new shell. Obviously you cant use su in Ubuntu as in su but it has to be always ...
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modify another user's password entry with sudo power

what are the sequence of commands to modify another user's password entry with sudo power in ubuntu? I like to change the other user's pass in ubuntu with sudo power?
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Run interpreted commands within sudo

The question is how to run generic commands which may contain ; && | < > << >> $ and so on within sudo. Possible solutions could be: To use interpreters within sudo sudo /bin/...
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Run sudo command within directory

Possible solutions could be: Starting interactive session. sudo -s <<< "cd dir ; command" or sudo /bin/bash -c "cd dir ; command" But I don't have /bin/bash /bin/sh /bin/su or other ...
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Why do I need sudo to run apt-mirror?

Why do I need sudo to run apt-mirror? Is there a way to run apt-mirror without sudo?
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Cannot run this program neither with nor without sudo

I tried to run this program (texlive package manager): tlmgr install and got this error: You don't have permission to change the installation in any way, specifically, the directory /usr/local/...
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sudo geany throws fatal error [duplicate]

I really like the Geany text editor, and would like to use it instead of gedit for all text editing. However, every time I try to launch Geany from the terminal using sudo geany file.conf, I get this ...
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Booting in single user mode

On 14.10 holding shift at boot time doesn't bring up the grub menu. Is there another way I can boot in single user mode? I have bricked my sudoers file so I can't use sudo btw. I don't get a grub ...
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unix - disable “su” for ssh'ers

I'd like to disable getting root at all for users who ssh in - including "sudo su" cause that's pretty much the same thing... Can this be done? Assume that I'M not ssh'ing in, and have physical access ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...