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Old 12th May 2012
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Default [Solved] question about echo with sudo

Hi !
$ sudo echo "USE_SYSTRACE=Yes" > /etc/mk.conf
doesn't work.
# echo "USE_SYSTRACE=Yes" > /etc/mk.conf
works.

Why does 'echo' disregard sudoing ?
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Why does 'echo' disregard sudoing ?
echo(1) is not the problem.

The redirection is being done by the shell, not echo(1) or sudo(8). Normal users don't have permission to write into /etc while root does.
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I see , thanks Ocicat !
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