sshdo, an alternative to sudo

alias sshdo='ssh -q -t [email protected] -- cd $PWD \&\& sudo'
Run program as root by SSH key forwarding instead of sudoers. Put this alias line in .bashrc or wherever you like. Alias arguments might need extra escaping. You might wonder about security. But you'd block out root login as much as possible of course. In sshd_config you put this: PermitRootLogin no Match Address   PermitRootLogin without-password

By: darkfader
2010-10-20 22:33:22

What Others Think

Who in their right mind has root login enabled?
kaedenn · 535 weeks ago
I do have to agree with kaedenn
DaveQB · 535 weeks ago
You'd create a key-pair and set it up to only allow localhost to login... duh :)
darkfader · 534 weeks and 6 days ago
There... updated the description. I hope now it's worthy +1.
darkfader · 534 weeks and 6 days ago
Is this for rare platforms without sudo? Or what is the advantage of this?
splante · 510 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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