'alias' + sudo
freebsd at optimis.net
Fri Sep 4 15:50:13 UTC 2009
On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 08:10:36PM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 01:34:05 +0200 Mel Flynn wrote:
> > alias spico='/usr/local/bin/sudo pico -m' and be done with it.
Instead of an extra alias, why not export $VISUAL or $EDITOR, and rely
> That is what I am currently doing; however,there are other commands
> that I want to use that are not available when used via sudo without
> modifying the alias. I did not realize that sudo had such a
It's not a "limitation". It's a feature. ;-) Re-read the sudo
I'd be surprised if most of your aliases would ever require root
privileges, and are anything but one-off shortcuts for your personal
For those that do, I'd suggest replacing them with a function (or
script) that tests for root privileges (using something like id(1)), and
invokes sudo when appropriate.
Otherwise, you may want to consider using 'su -m'. That will your
current environment unmodified and all your existing aliases will remain
available for use.
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