[CentOS] Sudo command

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Oct 23 06:29:33 UTC 2009


vijay shanker wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> Thanks
>
> What i am trying to achieve is; when executing 
>
> # sudo make install
> Password:*********
>
> this password entered is root password.

sudo expeccts your USER password, not the root password.   the whole 
idea is the admin doesn't ened to give out the root password to give 
controlled admin privs to a user.




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