How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Jan 12 08:51:33 GMT 2007

Hi Matt,

Matt Zimmerman [2007-01-11 15:50 -0800]:
> This would be preferable, though perhaps you can use sudo to check whether
> the user has the necessary privileges rather than assuming it based on group
> membership.

We had this patch in sudo once (sudo --test <command>), but since it
discloses information about privileges which is frowned upon
especially on servers, we decided to drop it again. Thus there is no
way of checking whether an user is a sudoer without actually entering
her password.


Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer
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