keep-alive option for sudo in portmaster

Anonymous swell.k at
Fri Aug 6 22:54:13 UTC 2010

Doug Barton <dougb at> writes:

> On 08/06/2010 07:27, Anonymous wrote:
>> While updating ports some take a long time to compile and when it
>> finally comes time to install I need to type password again.
>> Is there an option to prevent that? Smth like running
>>   $ sudo true
>> would be enough to update time stamp. They're per tty by default, anyway.
> While I can sympathize with your situation, I think you'd be better off
> in this case running your portmaster commands in an actual root shell.

Wouldn't periodic hook be useful to smth else besides PM_SU_CMD? Like
sending time passed since current port build started to xterm title.
It may help to guess how long till it completes the build.

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