Howto script "sudo"?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Jul 18 18:00:44 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:46 PM, JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
>  On 07/18/2010 09:45 AM, Vitor Carlos Flausino wrote:
>> 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:
> FullPathnameToUmtsCommand

Why do you have the umts command twice?

user ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/umts_command
user localhost=(root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/umts_command

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