[CentOS] strange su behavior

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 21:22:57 UTC 2010

>>>> Do you have any sudo call from your /etc or /etc/skel bashrc or profile...?
>>> Yes, I do have in /etc/bashrc:
>>> sudo -l
>> Unless you already understood:
>>   su -  "make the shell a login shell"
>>   so sudo -l  in bashrc is executed, which asks for the user's password
> Understood, who is asking - not understood why "sudo -l" is asking for
> the password and why just hitting the enter key works

sudo -l
lists the commands that you are allowed to run with sudo

More information about the CentOS mailing list