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sudo with askpass

Normally I connect to a remote server with ssh then at the command prompt execute a command using sudo if I require the additional privileges. Just today, I had occasion to run sudo over ssh (something broken with the login prompt). Without having preconfigured anything, I got this to work:

ssh (server) SUDO_ASKPASS=/usr/lib/ssh/ssh-askpass sudo -A (command)

In my case, I had an appropriate command at ‘/usr/lib/ssh/ssh-askpass’. Your system might be different.

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