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Easy Redirection of Sudo Output

With Sudo, a sys admin can allow certain users to run commands as root or another user while providing an audit trail of the commands and their arguments. Unfortunately, increased privileges usually apply only to the first command typed. Here's how to extend them to any input or output redirection.
Tags: open source, Linux, open source software, Sysadmins, sudo

Is Overspecialization Bringing the IT Department to Its Knees?

The sysadmin of yesteryear, who knew where everything was and how it worked, is no more. Now, teams dominate the data center, and significant knowledge gaps are taking a toll.
Tags: data center management, Sysadmins, career, IT staff