Howto script "sudo"?

JD jd1008 at
Sun Jul 18 17:46:05 UTC 2010

  On 07/18/2010 09:45 AM, Vitor Carlos Flausino wrote:
> Hello
> Another approach is to say that that particular command can be ran by that particular user without prompting for a password:
> 1-type "visudo"
> 2-add the following line at the end of the file:
> <user>    ALL= NOPASSWD:<command>
> 3-you may also need to comment line:
> Defaults    requiretty
> And that's it
> -vcf
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: users-bounces at [mailto:users-bounces at] Em nome de Clemens Eisserer
> Enviada: domingo, 18 de Julho de 2010 13:52
> Para: Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora.
> Assunto: Howto script "sudo"?
> Hello,
> Is it possible to pass "sudo" the root-password in some way (I would
> prefer plaintext)?
> The reason is I use an umts-connection utility which has to run as
> root, and I don't want to have my parents type a root-password every
> time they connect to our ISP. For now I simply didn't set a
> root-password, and choose "run as: root" in KDE, but I really dislike
> this solution.
> Thank you in advance, Clemens
This is way too much of an overkill.
The poster of the question needs only to allow one command executed
which is some command to start up umts connection.

UserName  ALL=FullPathnameToUmtsCommand    NOPASSWD: 

That's all.

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