Christian Koch


smallsudo is a tool for Unix-like operating systems. It conditionally extends the capabilities of non-administrator users in a controlled and secure way.

The idea is to build something like a queue of requests specifically for the superuser. Instead of, for example, sending an email to the system administrator, users of the smallwheel group can request specific actions to take place (subject to the superuser’s approval).

smallsudo is useful if you want to give the users on your system a lot of flexibility, but don’t want to give them direct wheel membership.

The tool is in active development and is quite featureless at the moment. It’s a shell script. Download it here.

Advantages of smallsudo