backup system files (and permissions) over ssh

Chuck Wolber chuckw at
Thu Oct 12 16:07:17 GMT 2006

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, rsync-mail-gateway at wrote:

> Quote: "Without root: Use a non-root account and use passwordless sudo 
> in the script."
> sounds interesting, can you explain how am i suppose to do that ? who 
> runs the script ? when ?

Check the man page for the sudoers file: "man 5 sudoers". Specifically 
you're looking for the NOPASSWD tag. From there, you'd be able to use the 
"sudo -c" (along with some other arguments) to run your script as root.


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