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I am running Fedora linux and trying out sort a text file and output it to another text file:

sudo sort 1.txt >2.txt

The sort alone works ok. I and also do this in the user's home directory. However, in other parts of the server, i get:

-bash: 2.txt: Permission denied

This is despite the fact that in the same directory I can create a text file (sudo vim 3.txt) without any problem or complaint about permissions to the folder.
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You need to create bash srcipt, like:
 
#!/bin/bash

sort 1.txt >2.txt

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set the permissions "chmod ugo+x scriptname"
and run:
sudo scriptname
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by:aseisman
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That worked. Could you explain why it is necessary?
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You trying to redirect the output of sudo, and since you do not have rights to create a file - you get permission denied.
And inside the script you redirect a output of command sort, inside sudo.
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Thank you
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