erik at dd.nec.com.au
Wed Apr 5 06:35:39 UTC 2006
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 09:03:51PM -0700, Matthew Kuiken wrote:
> Hmm, I tried the same thing, and got:
> mtkuiken at mtk-laptop:~$ sudo -v
> So it prompted me for a password. Maybe you were within the sudo timeout
> period from a previous command?
Oh-oh, you're right.
Daniel, if the password is elicited first, then an appropriate directory
can be chosen, because user privilege is known, can't it? e.g.:
echo Please authenticate this install with your password
if [ $? ] ; then
echo Can use privileged directories.
echo Cannot use privileged directories.
Further invocation of sudo then doesn't normally require password
reentry. (touch /home/elephant stands in for the install process, here.)
The backtracking dialogue is then avoided, isn't it?
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