----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Zbyslaw" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Ray Still" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Re: problem with script execution
Ray Still wrote:
Probably nothing to do with your original problem, but you do know that
you can allow sudo to execute certain commands without a password?
Passwords in shell scripts isn't exactly ideal...
Just out of curiosity: What is the "echo * |" supposed to do? From my
point of view the shell will expand "*" to the list of files and
directories in PWD, so "echo *" acts like a simple ls in this context.
This list is piped to sudo. But what does sudo do with these?
sorry, I didn't want to show my passwords, so I replaced it with an
astrix. the password of course is being read from the pipe by sudo
because of the -S option.
I am aware of the security issues, but in this case I think it's the best
1) any one who can login to the machine also knows root passwords.
2) this script lives in a directory that is password protected by apache.
3) I don't like the thought of turning off passwords.
so if you can see the script, you won't learn anything you don't already
am I totally out to lunch?
E.g. my sudoers has:
Cmnd_Alias HEALTHD = /usr/local/sbin/healthd
%wheel ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: SMART_STATUS, HEALTHD, MBMON
So anyone in group wheel (me :-)) can excecute any of the named commands
without any password. You can also force the flags that will be passed -
the sudoers man page has more details.
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