Cents received with gratitude.gm10 wrote: ⤴Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:27 amI'll stay out of this thread because it seems like much ado about nothing but since nobody cleared this up and before somebody actually believes it I think I should say this:
The .sudo_as_admin_successful file is just a flag for the .bashrc script to pick up on so bash.
This is linux, it's open source, you can check the actual code before starting baseless conspiracy theories, or ask somebody who understands how it works. You have a certain standing in the community due to your guides and activity here, it doesn't look good on you. Just my 2c.
Note from the cautious wording of my statement ("might indicate"), that my intention is not to participate in any conspiracy theory.
It's sincere puzzlement, based on the current behaviour of mintupdate, which creates (without asking for password!) root-owned files in my /home. Which is definitely wrong. Among other things this raises security concerns for me, because if mintupdate can do "sudo as admin" without password authentication, that route might perhaps be exploitable by others.
I don't blame the developers: after all, sh** happens and people can make mistakes. I'm not here to fight or to quibble; I only want clarity in this matter (and hopefully workarounds and fixes for any bugs). As such, the technical gist of your comment is welcome and helpful.