Sudo Commands on New 6.2 System Cause Last Login Message.

Steven Friedrich freebsd at
Thu Apr 3 18:06:46 UTC 2008

On Thursday 03 April 2008 01:06:37 pm Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	I noticed that every sudo command I issue is accompanied
> by a "Last login" message.
> 25testokcns root $ls .hushlogin
> ls: .hushlogin: No such file or directory
> 26testokcns root $sudo touch .hushlogin
> Last login: Thu Apr  3 11:38:24 from testokcns.osuokc
> 27testokcns root $sudo date
> Last login: Thu Apr  3 11:41:10 from testokcns.osuokc
> Thu Apr  3 11:41:17 CDT 2008
> I was trying to see if a .hushlogin file in /root might snuff
> out the messages, but it had no effect.
> The commands always work but I would rather not get that message
> each time. Am I missing something obvious?
> 	Thanks.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group
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Well, it IS odd that you're using sudo when logged in as root 8o)
Did you edit /usr/local/etc/sudoers ?
I tried you're commands here and I don't get the Last login message.
I'm currently running 7.0-RELEASE, but this machine was originally installed 
way back during 5.x days and I installed sudo way back then.
In sudoers, do you have "root    ALL=(ALL) ALL" ?

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