By default, the
sudo command does not pass your current shell environment to
the new process.
I’ve added the function below to my bash configuration which will gives me an
esudo command. This command works much like
sudo but it will pass my current
environment to the new process.
If you use a ruby version manager, you’ll know that they generally rely on
environment variables, so
rvm provide the
rvmsudo command for this purpose.
I’ve since switched to
chruby and I couldn’t seem to find an equivalent, but
this has solved the issue for me.