Allows restricted root access for specified users.
Sudo (superuser do) allows a system administrator to give certain
users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands
as root while logging all commands and arguments. Sudo operates on a
per-command basis. It is not a replacement for the shell. Features
include: the ability to restrict what commands a user may run on a
per-host basis, copious logging of each command (providing a clear
audit trail of who did what), a configurable timeout of the sudo
command, and the ability to use the same configuration file (sudoers)
on many different machines.
This is Sudo version 1.7.2
The sudo philosophy
Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges
to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give as few
privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done.
Where to find sudo
Before you try and build sudo, *please* make sure you have the current
This file explains how to build the optional LDAP functionality of SUDO to
store /etc/sudoers information. This feature is distinct from LDAP passwords.
For general sudo LDAP configuration details, see the sudoers.ldap manual that
comes with the sudo distribution. A pre-formatted version of the manual may
be found in the sudoers.ldap.cat file.
The sudo binary compiled with LDAP support should
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SUDOERS.LDAP(5) MAINTENANCE COMMANDS SUDOERS.LDAP(5)
sudoers.ldap - s
SUDO(8) MAINTENANCE COMMANDS SUDO(8)
sudo, sudoedit -
VISUDO(8) MAINTENANCE COMMANDS VISUDO(8)
visudo - edit th
2009-07-18 09:55 millert
* toke.c, toke.l: Fix expansion of %h in #include names. Fixes
Sudo is distributed under the following ISC-style license:
Copyright (c) 1994-1996, 1998-2009
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