sudo alternatives; for the minimalists

Phil Eaton philneaton95 at
Mon Mar 13 15:48:28 UTC 2017

How do you feel about the security/doas port from OpenBSD?

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Harry Schmalzbauer <freebsd at>

>  Dear list,
> after more than two decades of daily FreeBSD usage, I'm still astonished
> that almost everybody else seems to use 'sudo'.
> I don't use it because I don't agree with the idea to authorize with the
> user password which I already used for current credentials.
> But, I'd like to profit from cached credentials, like I experienced on
> MacOS.
> I agree with 'su root -c', which prompts for the SuperUser password to
> get SuperUser priviledges and I once stumbled across a sudo-alternative
> which does the same, but I don't remember it's name and it seems there
> are a lot of more or less similar sudo-replacements.  Unfortunately I
> haven't ever tried any of these and am always short in time.  Is there
> any similar credential caching alternative like MacOS has?
> I'd highly appreciate suggestions, especially from people sharing my
> sudo-objections.
> Thanks,
> -harry
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Phil Eaton

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