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How do I use sudo with the -S option to input the password via stdin? Can someone give me an example?
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by:hongjun
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try something like this
    sudo -S cat /logs/*.log


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by:shivsa
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for simple passwd command it works like this.

passwd --stdin username < filename

Place the new password in the file. The new password will not be checked.
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by:rsumilang
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I got it working with... echo "password" | sudo -S <command>

Thanks for the help anyways
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by:shivsa
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sudo -S -u username < filename
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