How to give permissions to specific command?
I would like to run
fastboot command without
sudo. it’s working if I put
sudo in front of it, otherwise it wont.
$ sudo fastboot devices 2738006a fastboot $ fastboot devices no permissions fastboot
How do I solve this?
Using sudoers file
The correct way is to add a line into your
/etc/sudoers file similar to:
username ALL = NOPASSWD: /bin/path/to/fastboot
which means this specific ‘username’ is able to run
fastboot command using
sudo without providing any password as
Now when you run it using
sudo fastboot it won’t ask you for password and is a little bit faster to work with.
Then simply add a simple alias to your
alias fastboot='sudo fastboot'
Using SUID bit
I highly recommend the above solution over this one;
fastboot program is a binary file you can do as follow:
sudo chown root:$(id -gn) /path/to/fastboot sudo chmod 4750 /path/to/fastboot
First we make sure that
root is the owner of this file and also it belongs to your primary group, then we make it possible for the owner and group to run this file while adding the SUID bit (4) which means file will be run with the owner’s rights (root).
Now it should work without sudo, however only root and you are able to run it.
Did you see this link? With change in /etc/sudoers file you can easily do that.