Conflicting design issue for hide-admin-tools-to-users

Gustavo Franco gustavorfranco at
Tue Jan 3 19:24:01 GMT 2006

On 11/25/05, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at> wrote:
> Hi Carlos!
> Carlos Ribeiro [2005-11-25  8:22 -0200]:
> > My first guess was 'why not patch sudo for some extra option', but you're
> > right, it would mess with someone's else code.
> I already did - I added the -t option to test whether a command can be
> executed without actually doing it.
> (...)

Hi Martin,

What upstream said about that '-t' ? I'm asking because they can start
using this for something different and it can cause unknown side
effects, break users scripts and all that.

I suggest you a environmental variable, with a proper name upstream
will never clash with it. If i recall correctly USER/-u part of the
code may help you.

Hope that helps,
Gustavo Franco

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