I need to run something as sudo without a password, so I used
visudo and added this to my
MYUSERNAME ALL = NOPASSWD: /path/to/my/program
I tried it out then
$ sudo /path/to/my/program [sudo] password for MYUSERNAME:
Why does it ask for a password? How do i run commands from the root in a non-root account without asking for a password?
You have another entry in the
sudoers file, typically located at
/etc/sudoers , which also matches your user. The
NOPASSWD rule needs to be after that one in order for it to take precedence.
Having done that,
sudo will prompt for a password normally for all commands except
/path/to/my/program , which it will always let you run without asking for your password.