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Linux sudoers access to tail command

Posted on 2011-09-02
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I would like to give one of my users access to the tail command (/usr/bin/tail).  When they run

sudo tail -f /var/log/messages

they receive "Sorry, user USER is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/tail' as root "

What do I need to add to /etc/sudoers to allow access??

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by:woolmilkporc
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Try
/usr/bin/tail
instead of tail alone.

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Sorry, the full sudoers entry should be

user  ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/tail
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