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Re: Sudo from scripts

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Over the years I have used sudo from some of my scripts (RHEL 3 and
> 4,  SuSE (5-11), but I found in Fedora 9 (and CentOS 5.2) that sudo
> will fail:
> sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo
> In this particular case it was run on a CentOS 5.2 system, but I had
> the same issue with Fedora 9. In both cases the user account was set
> to NOPASSWD. Actually, on my home system it was my nightly backup
> script I run from my crontab. 
> There are certainly some easy workarounds, such as running these
> scripts from root's cron (cron.daily, cron.weekly, ...), or writing
> my own sudo command (which I've done before Sudo arrived). 
> Is there now a setting where I can run sudo non-interactively, or is
> this a new security restriction. 

It is, as mentioned in /etc/sudoers:

# Disable "ssh hostname sudo <cmd>", because it will show the password
# in clear.
#         You have to run "ssh -t hostname sudo <cmd>".
Defaults    requiretty

I don't know if there's a good way to run things via cron and convince
sudo that you have a tty.  If not, you might just comment out the
requiretty setting.

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