Bug 699802 - Changed behaviour for sudo -s
Changed behaviour for sudo -s
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Kopeček
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-04-26 12:15 EDT by Gene Snider
Modified: 2012-08-07 12:08 EDT (History)
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Description Gene Snider 2011-04-26 12:15:31 EDT
Description of problem:
sudo -s "echo 6 > /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness"

used to behave the same the same as

sudo sh -c "echo 6 > /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness"
This form works correctly in F13, F14, and F15.

Now, the shell spawned by sudo -s appears to interpret the entire quoted string as the command name and produces this error:

$ sudo -s "echo 6 > /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness"/bin/bash: echo 6 > /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness: No such file or directory

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute the above command
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Error message

Expected results:
Same results as for sudo sh -c "echo 6 > ..."

Additional info:
Previous versions of Fedora produced the same successful results for sudo -s and sudo sh -c.

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