'alias' + sudo

Tim Judd tajudd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 19:06:29 UTC 2009

On 9/2/09, Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have set up several 'alias' definitions in my .bashrc file. They are
> honored when run as either a regular user or as root. However, when I
> prefix a command with 'sudo', the alias is no longer honored. In other
> words, the actual command is run;however, any flags that I was passing
> to it via 'alias' are lost. How can I circumvent this annoyance.
> Example, I often use 'pico' from within 'xterm'. I set up an alias that
> causes pico to use the mouse; i.e., pico -m which works fine as long as
> I do not prefix the command with 'sudo'

Because sudo calls the binary, via SUID on sudo.  It doesn't pay
attention to user profiles or rc files (like .bashrc).

I don't use sudo, so I can't recommend past that.


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