Shell Command with Sudo

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sat Jun 12 05:11:21 EDT 2010

On 06/12/2010 12:08 PM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
> Is there a reason you cannot use the NOPASSWD option in sudo?  Maybe this is
> not how it works in OSX, but what you'd normally do is to edit /etc/sudoers
> to allow this particular user to perform this particular command with the no
> password option, and its done.  If you do this, the command can be limited
> to one with specific options.  For instance, you can allow shutdown with the
> -h option, but not the -r option.  No-one has to know the root password then
> and it is not written anyplace.  Yes, you do have to know it to edit
> /etc/sudoers.

This is all very charming, but I wonder how one would
effect this from a standalone on an end-user's machine . . .  :)

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