sudo and PATH?

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Sat Jan 6 06:45:43 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-05-01 at 15:35 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> 
> > Matt Price wrote:
> >> 
> >> I have my regular user's path set to:
> >> $PATH:/usr/local/scripts/
> >> 
> >> but this of course doesn't extend over to sudo  Is there a way to change
> >> sudo's path, preferably permanently and for every user?
> > 
> >     Wouldn't you just add this path to _root_'s path?
> 
> Sure, but where is that set... You could do it in root's .bash* scripts, but
> better here:
> 
> derek at othello:~$ egrep "^ENV_\w*PATH" /etc/login.defs
> ENV_SUPATH \
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11
> ENV_PATH        PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games

thanks derek, nice to know.  buti s sudo's PASTH set here?  I think not;
I changed the env_supath to:
ENV_SUPATH     \
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/scripts
to no effect.  I think sudo gets its paths from somewhere else; 
![ sudo = root].  At least so it seems to me.

obviously not the world's most important problem, but I'd like to
know...
matt

 I added 

> -- 
> derek
> 
> 
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Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at utoronto.ca
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