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Re: setting up sudo for tail

Adam Olsen wrote:

On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 12:49:32AM +0000, Jim Breton wrote:

On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 12:38:10AM +0000, Adam Olsen wrote:

So my question: how do I set this up properly?

Not with sudo. ;)

chgrp adm /var/log/syslog # change group of file to "adm"
adduser (yourself) adm # put yourself into group "adm"


log in again


Hey, I've got a question, if you do the above, after the next cron logrotate runs, and it touches new files, will they too be chown'd
to adm? Would that be in the logrotate.conf? (Perhaps I should look,
ok, no reference to ownership in logrotate.conf ... continuing...)
Will they just inherit the properties of the prior file?


You know, I've thought about doing that before, but I didn't know
exactly what adm had access to so I didn't want to add myself.
Looking now though (just did a find / -group adm), I see it has write
access to nothing, and only read access to stuff in /var/log,
/var/account/pacct*, and /dev/xconsole.  The /var/account/pacct files
are completely empty, so no worries there.  What's /dev/xconsole

And for the record, is there any way to get sudo working?

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