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# 1  
Old 11-18-2008
sudo su error


I am logging to a server using username 'test'. I want to execute some commands as user test2.

When I am trying to run `sudo su - test2 -c 'ls'` it gives error user 'test' is not allowed to run sudo in host. But when I login into the account 'test2' using sudo su - test2 all these commands work.

Is there any way I can get this working? I need to do that because I want to run this command from a script. I think it is related to permissions for user test. Please advise.

# 2  
Old 11-18-2008
Ask sysadmin to add test user to sudoers file.
# 3  
Old 11-18-2008
But I am able to sudo su - test2 as test user. Which means test user is in sudo file isnt it?

Thanks for your reply.
# 4  
Old 11-19-2008
Ok then what is the output of sudo -l when you are user test?
# 5  
Old 11-19-2008
sudo -l show that I can execute only sudo - su test2. Editing the sudoers file should solve the problem right?

Is it possible to add an entry such that the user can execute sudo -su test2 -c 'whatever command he wants with options'

Thanks for the reply.
# 6  
Old 11-19-2008
in sudoers file:

test ALL = NOPASSWD : /usr/bin/su - test2 *
# 7  
Old 11-19-2008
Thank you..

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