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  • by blm (3550) on 2006.03.23 19:18 (#46732)
    Now I understand why running sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell would end up with root owned files in my normal user home directory. And it also accounts for gpg problems with Module::Signature (~/.gpg/ owned by someone else). Basically after sudo everything still thinks $HOME is the normal user's directory not ~root/.
    • Actually it's related but slightly different. If you want $HOME to be set to the target user's home directory (rather than passing throught the calling user's $HOME) then you want to use either the 'set_home' or 'always_set_home' options described in 'man sudoers'.