rbenv-sudo is a plugin for rbenv that allows you to run rbenv-provided
Rubies and Gems from within a
It does so by prepending rbenv's
shims/ directories to a
hardcoded representation of root's
$PATH. It differs from
that it doesn't pass your present
$PATH or any other environment
variables over to the sudo session, in the hope of damage limitation.
It will function with the common sudo configuration of:
Defaults env_reset, secure_path
rbenv-sudo should still be used with some caution. Bear in mind that any Rubies, Gems or other binary shims, could maliciously take precedence over system binaries of the same name.
- Setup rbenv
Make sure you have a plugins directory:
rbenv-sudointo the plugins directory:
git clone git://github.com/dcarley/rbenv-sudo.git ~/.rbenv/plugins/rbenv-sudo
Prefix your use of sudo with the
$ rbenv sudo chef-solo --version Chef: 0.10.8 $ rbenv sudo ruby --version ruby 1.9.3p0 (2011-10-30 revision 33570) [x86_64-linux] $ rbenv sudo ruby -e "puts Process.uid" 0
This code is provided under the MIT license.