Ahmed Aswani Ahmed Aswani - 1 month ago 14
Linux Question

How to keep Environment Variables when Using SUDO

When I use any command with sudo the enviroment variables are not there. For example after setting HTTP_PROXY the command

wget
works fine without
sudo
. However if I type
sudo wget
it says it can't bypass the proxy setting.

Answer

The trick is to add environment variables to sudoers file via sudo visudo command and add these lines:

Defaults env_keep += "ftp_proxy http_proxy https_proxy no_proxy"

taken from ArchLinux wiki.

For Ubuntu 14, you need to specify in separate lines as it returns the errors for multi-variable lines:

Defaults  env_keep += "http_proxy"
Defaults  env_keep += "https_proxy"
Defaults  env_keep += "HTTP_PROXY"
Defaults  env_keep += "HTTPS_PROXY"
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