linux, how to sudo inside of an ssh session

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to ssh in to another computer, and sudo to another user (root in this case) to perform a copy, but I am getting an error.

sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

My command is
ssh testuser@ 'sudo cp ~testuser/file1 /tmp/file1'
Question by:rgbcof
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    Accepted Solution


    ssh -tt testuser@...


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    That was an awesome solution.

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