Use root PATH for sudo on FreeBSD

Sudo on FreeBSD uses the users PATH to find the command it is asked to run. Here's how to change that to use root's PATH instead.

  1. sudo vi /usr/local/etc/sudoers.d/secure_path
  2. Enter this text on one line (changing the value as desired):

    Defaults secure_path = "/usr/local/share/pcbsd/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/root/bin"
  3. Save the file

For more information see the sudoers man page. Note, however, that there are good reasons to keep the invoking user’s PATH.