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On 02/04/2019 11:43 AM, David Wright wrote:
On Mon 04 Feb 2019 at 10:34:22 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
I'm creating a Tcl script [to be run as user] which calls dumpe2fs ,
requiring root privileges. On comp.lang.tcl I was pointed to [https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-running-sudo-command-without-a-password/]
which pointed out that a user could be authorized to run specific
executables.

Although I'm the only person with any access to my machine, I have
avoided using sudo in the past. That article dampened my qualms.

I just drop a file called sudoers-david into /etc/sudoers.d/

The https://www.cyberciti.biz describes how what should be changed.
"mate-system-tools" made much of preliminaries friendly.
I suppose it's time to back up the critical files a charge ... ;/