General :: Setup A System To Allow Normal Users To Execute A Command Without Using Sudo?

Jan 5, 2011

I am trying to setup a system to allow normal users to execute a command without using sudo. Is this possible?

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General :: Execute A Command After Sudo?

May 4, 2011

I am working in a CentOS environment with numerous CentOS machines. Currently there are multiple developers that each have their own login/home directory and then for various admin tasks we all share a single super user account.

The problem

I have a number of aliases, variables, functions, and settings that exist in my personal login's .bash_profile. None of these are available in the shared super user's .bash_profile. My current work around is that everytime I sudo in as the super user and I re-execute my .bash_profile from my personal user's home directory. I am not allowed to edit the init stuff for the super user

The Question

Is there any way I can automate my sudo sequence such that it will execute my personal .bash_profile after I've executed sudo without requiring me to edit the super user's bash init stuff?

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Jun 23, 2010

I just want to know that how can I execute my scripts ( files like other normal commands from command-line. Please describe the full method

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General :: Execute Root Command Without Sudo?

Jan 24, 2010

On my ubuntu I have a command pm-suspend, which puts the computer to sleep. It has to be run with sudo. Since it is inconvenient to be forced to type the password every time I want my computer to sleep, I thought maybe there's a way around it. Naively I thought that if I'd create a script as root, that invokes pm-suspend, and then let anyone execute that script, I could run that script as my own user and then that script would be considered run by root and hence be allowed to run pm-suspend. Obviously that didn't work. The root-check procedure in pm-suspend still found out that the original executor was someone different from root.

Still I think something similar (although slightly more elaborate) should work.I'm thinking about the process that allows the user to mount hard drives for example. Normally root is required, but it is somehow bypassed by the gnome utility mounting.

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Jun 5, 2010

As per subject, what's the best way to run a CRON job for something that "normal" users need to run as SUDO? There is a problem with the internal clock on my PC so at a regular time (every hour or day for example) I want to sync with my Network Time server. I use "sudo ntpdate time.bgr.local" as it is now and have to enter my user's password for it to work.I know root is disabled by default and would like to keep it that way if possible but if I have to enable it and then add it to root's cron list the so be it but would prefer not to.

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General :: Enable Crontab Command For Normal Users?

Nov 18, 2010

I have install RHEL5 and created normal user as "test". When I login as root user, I can run crontab command but when I login as test user, I can't run crontab command and throws error as "cron/test: Permission denied". how to enable crontab command for test user as well?

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Execute Some Command With Sudo?

Nov 29, 2010

I would like to have an user that can execute al command with sudo.I configured sudo with yast2 and in the sudoers file actually there is a line with:USER ALL = (ALL) ALLWhere user is my username.But I can't use some command like ifconfig becouse it say that it can't find the command. I think that this is becouse of path, but shouldn't i get root path using sudo?

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Ubuntu :: Sudo - Disable Confirmation And Simply Execute Command

Aug 5, 2010

In Ubuntu, When I type sudo and hit enter, the new command will appear on the command line, instead of simply executing. This is different from other operating systems I've used, such as older ubuntu's, mac osx and debian. Is there a way of disabling this confirmation and having it simply execute the command?

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Ubuntu :: Allow A Specific Group On Machine To Execute One Command With Sudo?

Aug 22, 2011

I'm trying to allow a specific group on my machine to execute one command with sudo without requiring a password, so what I want to do is add something like this to sudoers:

%groupName ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /bin/bash /path/to/ argument1 argument2

argument1 needs to be a url :

argument2 needs to be a path of the form /var/www/demo/SomeFolder/application/config/config.php

How do I put in a regex form that sudoers will understand ? I tried reading the sudoers manual, but it didn't help a lot .

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General :: Command To Compile And Execute Fortran Program On System Machine?

Apr 8, 2010

Command to compile n execute a Fortran program on a Linux machine

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Ubuntu Installation :: Allowing Normal Users To Upgrade The System?

Sep 11, 2010

Here's what I want to do: install ubuntu on a laptop and then create a normal user so that the user could install the normal upgrades without using the root account (or getting root privileges via sudo).

I know that this can be done by adding the user to the admin group, but this has (at least) two bad side effects:

1. The user can use sudo to gain root access. (And then do everything: install or remove programs...)

2. The update-manager doesn't seem to appear in the panel. (In stead it opens in the background.)

I could easily make a script that downloads and installs the upgrades automaticly, but I'd like to give the user a chance to choose when to do all this. So that it's not done for example when the user is using slow mobile connection.

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OpenSUSE :: Setup The Sudo Insults Command?

Jun 13, 2011

How do you setup the sudo command so that it will insult the user if they enter the wrong password? I know it sounds kind of random, but I found that it was an option while looking up something else. I tried adding "Defaults insults" using visudo, and commenting out "Defaults targetpw" and "ALL ALL=(ALL) ALL", and adding my username as "blank888 ALL=(ALL) ALL" but I still can't get it to work right.

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Programming :: System Administrator Wants To Change The Privilege* Only To Users 1, 2 And 3 To Execute The File /bin/xxx?

May 1, 2010

due to an exercise in Operating Systems I have to do the following: There are 6 users, user1, user2 ... user6 with home directories /users/user1 ... users/user6. User1 to user3 belong to group1, user4 to user6 belong to group2. The System Administrator wants to change the privilege* only to users 1, 2 and 3 to execute the file /bin/xxx. Which are the commands he has to type in order to achieve the previous?*I'm not sure if this is the right translation.What I have come till now is: Code: $ chgrp group1 <name_of_file> but it seems too simple to be right.

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General :: Unable To Neither Add New Users Using Command Useradd Nor Delete Existing Users Using Command Userdel

Jun 30, 2010

Im not getting able to neither add new users using command useradd nor delete existing users using command userdel. And even Im not getting able to login into any existing users except root. It was ok before. Im having this problem very recently on my linux server. Im using RHEL5.

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Red Hat :: Setup User's PATH Env When Sudo Command In RHEL5 ?

Dec 16, 2008

In RHEL5, the PATH of root is /sbin and /usr/sbin...., the PATH of common user has not /sbin or /usr/sbin, how to give the /sbin and /usr/sbin to a common user when he run command which sudo?

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Server :: Command Mtr Access As Normal System User

Oct 23, 2010

I am using vicidialnow 1.2 VERSION: 2.0.4-122 and BUILD: 81011-0855 (CEntos Based Dialer). In all the way, it is working fine. I want to give the access of command /usr/sbin/mtr to a Normal System USer, which is not working according to my wish. I have make the entry in as sudo or make the soft link of /usr/sbin/mtr to /bin. But all in vain. And i am not in the condition to give the root access to the user.

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General :: How To Allow User To Execute All Commands Without Sudo

Apr 30, 2010

Customer asked me to create a menu for linux he also asked me to do this: Open like a command like where a user can execute for this the users have sudo enabled. The code below works OK. But it has an issue when a command is executed but the command does not need sudo

Like for instance
cd /
sudo: cd: command not found

How can I allow a user to execute all commands when a command does not need sudo
echo -e "Press Control+C to finish"
#echo -e " "
while true;
read whichcmd?"Insert Command: "
sudo $whichcmd

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General :: How Can Disable Su For Normal Users

Mar 30, 2010

right now all of our users are able to log in to other user using su as root.Because root privilege is necessary for our work. we r using LDAP authentication(centralized)..

What we want to do to disable su usage to log in as other user?

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May 13, 2010

We have just installed VNC. It seems to work fine. If we connect to a remote system using VNC, on say DISPLAY 5, it works and we can run our applications. If another person wants to view this session, they can also connect to DISPLAY 5, and it is fine.

However, if you are just sitting at your own system, without using VNC, and someone connects to your system using VNC to DISPLAY 0, so you can show them what you are doing, they do not see your session, they see a plain startup session, not the session in which you are running your applications... How do you let VNC users see your normal non-VNC session? Have I configured something wrongly? We are new to VNC!

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Jan 6, 2011

Kernel, Slackware 12.0



On the other hand


So, I do not understand why the notification "sudo: cd: command not found", considering cd is a bash built-in command.

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General :: Both Normal Users Are Not Able To Access Dir1

Dec 14, 2010

I have created 2 users and changed their secondary group to grp1, then changed permission for a directory dir1 to 770(no permission for others) and group to grp1.

The both normal users are not able to access dir1. How is it possible to access that Dir using general permission (770).

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Feb 19, 2014

I was writing code to execute system command, using GDM3 an logged in as root (just commented line #auth required user != root quiet_success , in /etc/pam.d/gdm3).

When i execute:

Code: Select allvoid criarWindowsDialog::on_pushButton_2_clicked() {
    ui->commandTextEdit->append("Processo iniciado ...");
    QProcess processo;
    QString comando;
    QStringList args;
    QString fullCommand;
    QString stdOut;
    QString stdError;


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Ubuntu :: Execute System Command With Perl?

Jun 13, 2011

i want to execute system command with perlm but it gives me error.

command is wmic client. here it is

open (EP, "/home/user/Templates/domainpc.log");
while (<EP>) {


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SUSE :: Automate Execute Command, Reboot And Execute Command?

Dec 1, 2008

Is there a way to execute some command and then after the command completes utomatically reboot the system and then after the system reboots execute another command ? For example look at the sequence shown below(1) Execute command-1(2) After the command-1 in (1) is completed,reboot the system (3) Execute command-2(4) After execution of command-2 reboot the sytemIs there a way i can automate this process so that i need not reboot the system manually

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General :: Can't Execute Commands As Sudo Nor Access Sudoers File In Mandriva 2010.1

Aug 16, 2010

since a recent upgrade to Mandriva 2010.1 I am not able to 'sudo' as administrator or when I use the 'root' password. I am the only user on this machine (Dell Inspiron 530S multi-booted with Window's Vista Home Premium, Ubuntu 10.4, and Mandriva 2010.1). I can get into the 'Manage Users' section of the control center by authenticating as 'root' but I can't access 'sudoers file' from command line.

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Oct 11, 2010

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?

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Jul 4, 2010

I have been trying to setup sshguard in Ubuntu 10.04 and I cannot manage the log daemon to execute the sshguard command. Has anyone managed to setup sshguard under 10.04?

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Debian :: Execute Command Mactime In Order To Control Changes Made To The File System?

Apr 23, 2011

I am trying to execute command mactime in order to control changes made to the file system, but I am getting an error. I am running the shell as root, and it is the first time I run the command in this system - Debian Squeeze up to date. The I/O is as follows:

# mactime 3/1/2011
cannot exec /bin/date: No such file or directory
cannot exec /bin/hostname: No such file or directory
cannot exec /bin/uname -n: No such file or directory
Cannot open /var/cache/tct/data/Amnesiac/body: No such file or directory

The first three lines of output are the ones that are worrying at the moment; I am not concerned with the last. Although error messages suggest the programs date, hostname and uname do not exist in /bin directory, they are available as shown by


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Red Hat / Fedora :: History Of All Sudo Users And All Root Users In F13?

Jan 18, 2011

How can i see history of all sudo users and all root users in fedora 13 ? history command only shows one users history ?

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Security :: Sudo For Users But Only +r On Other /home/users Ubuntu 10.04 ?

Nov 1, 2010

We are trying to set up a classroom training environment where our SIG can hold classes for prospective converts from Microsoft/Mac. The ten machines will have /home/student01..10 and /home/linsig01..10 as users. We want /home/student01 to be able to explore and sudo so they can learn to administer their personal machines at home. We don't want them to be able to modify (sudo) /home/linsig01. I've seen the tutorial on Access Control Lists but I'd like other input so we get it right the first time.

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