Section: The Bash Shell Startup Files - PATH=/your/head/asplode

Jonathan Oksman jonathan.oksman at
Sat Mar 17 07:52:04 PDT 2007

On 3/17/07, Jonathan Oksman <jonathan.oksman at> wrote:
> On a simular topic now that we've started discussing sudo, I noticed the
> book tells the user to just read the sudoers man pages for configuration.
> A good call since it has some bizarre syntax.  However, the default
> options for sudo log authentication info into /var/sys.log.
> Perhaps either the configure option --log-fac=auth or the
> /etc/sudoers "Defaults syslog=auth" option should get an honorable mention
> in that section to keep authentication messages in /var/auth.log.
> I'm leaning towards --log-fac since discussion of sudoers is left to the
> reader as an exercise.

Just to clarify, I meant "/var/log/{auth,sys}.log".  I should really
be starting with a coffee before I send any emails >_<


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