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Using Sudo In Jenkins Shell

Updated on 04 September, 2019


To run shell commands on Jenkins with sudo previleges we have to edit the /etc/sudoers file.
It is not a good practice to modify it directly like for eg

sudo vim /etc/sudoers

Don't do this. If there are any syntax errors in the edit it may cause problems. The best way to edit /etc/sudoers file is by using visudo

sudo visudo

This will open the sudoers file. We have to add the following line to the file.


Now exit the editor by pressing ESC and :wq and hitting Enter.

Now you are ready to use sudo in your Jenkins shell.

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