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running a command with sudo

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 04:50:46PM +0100, Alex Owen wrote:
> In theory you should use "visudo" to edit /etc/sudoers.. this adds
> file locking and  verification.

That's not really what I care about . Nothing elase is running and I did
verify it off-line. I tried fitting a sed one-liner as an EDITOR, but 
that doesn't seem to work:

debian:~# EDITOR="sed -i -e '\$awww-data ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/share/rapid-scripts/sudo_helper' " visudo
visudo: specified editor (sed -i -e '$awww-data ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/share/rapid-scripts/sudo_helper' ) doesn't exist!

But that's a really technical issue. My main issue is with the fact that
my package needs to edit /etc/sudors . Works? sure. Elegant? no. Will
work for the live CD. Will fail later in real life.

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