@IRJ said in Can someone help explain this alias part to me?: @travisdh1 said in Can someone help explain this alias part to me?: @IRJ said in Can someone help explain this alias part to me?: This is actually a decent explanation of what I am trying to do: https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/108735-scanning-linux-devices-with-non-root-user That original one, while technically correct, seems purposely made more difficult to me. Ugh, that thread, don't name your custom script the same thing as the program being run, FFS. This is where I have to ask, what exactly are you trying to accomplish? Just grab system information with dmidecode, or something different? https://www.tenable.com/blog/configuring-least-privilege-ssh-scans-with-nessus All right, not the greatest tutorial/how-to ever. You should only need a single user to accomplish this, so the whole group and alias conversation is pointless. Just follow the rest of that tutorial, adding only the needed programs to the sudoers file. nessus_user ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/program1, /usr/bin/program2