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Re: sudo (was: gpsd killing device adapter)

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: sudo (was: gpsd killing device adapter)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2022 13:03:21 -0800

Yo Laura!

On Sun, 06 Mar 2022 13:53:41 +0000
Laura Smith <> wrote:

> Just wanted to chime in to say that depending on your OS, you might
> want to consider runuser instead of su/sudo.

Looks like it is part of util-linux.

At least on Gentoo you already need to be root:

gem@kong ~ $ runuser
runuser: may not be used by non-root users

From their man page:

"The difference between the commands runuser and su is that runuser
does not ask for password..."

IMHO a terrible idea to remove any passowrd on the root account.

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