[OS X TeX] Unix, sudo and mpm

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Wed Dec 13 16:49:57 EST 2006

On 13 Dec, 2006, at 15:17 , Alex Hamann wrote:

> Am 13.12.2006 um 18:24 schrieb Tobias Sebastian Kuhn:
>> Alex,
>> instead of configuring and installing mpm in your home directory  
>> you can add any user as a sudoer.
>>> *snip*
>> from now on you don't have to login as admin to use "sudo".
>> T.
> Tobias, thank you for this hint.
> Right. I thought about this.
> True, but I am a little concerned about my security. I non-admin  
> account with full sudo access is less save, right? So the  
> alternative would be to also edit the time stamp and set it to 0.  
> Or am being too paranoic?

You can also ``become'' an administrative user from a non-admin user:

your_Machine:~ non-admin_User$ su <name_of_Admin>
Password:<password of Admin>
your_Machine:/Users/non-admin_User Admin$ sudo /usr/libexec/ 
Password:<password of Admin again>



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