[CentOS] OT: Scripting with sudo password

James A. Peltier jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Wed Nov 14 19:41:20 UTC 2007


Completely off topic, but I'm sure someone out there is using scripts 
that require a sudo password of some sort, so I'll ask.

What are people doing to automate tasks that required sudo passwords in 
order to run?  sudo without a password is not an option for me, but I 
would like to be able to enter the password once have it saved and then 
read back when sudo is required.

something like

run_on_all_hosts perform_sudo_command
script prompts for password
script lauches on all hosts and passes password when required.

Any examples?

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