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Howto enable sudo in Debian

Posted 09-20-2012 at 12:21 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-21-2012 at 11:20 AM by craigevil

Debian unlike other distros like Ubuntu does not come with sudo enabled by default. That said it is easy enough to set it up.

How to setup sudo:

1) Use visudo to edit your sudoers file
2) Add your user to the sudo group
Code:
adduser foo sudo
3) Or you can use gksu, or kdesu on KDE.

Or you can follow the simple steps here:
Debian Reference Chapter 1. - http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de..._configuration
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Enable ‘sudo’ in Fedora 15

Posted 07-02-2011 at 05:53 AM by dEnDrOn

Here is how you can enable ‘sudo’ in Fedora so that you don’t have to login as root everytime you need to run a command as root. Open up terminal and type in the following:

Code:
su #enter root password followed by this one
yum install nano
nano /etc/sudoers
Now, scroll down and you should see something like:

Code:
root    ALL=(ALL)	ALL
Just below that line, add this:

Code:
YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE    ALL=(ALL)	ALL
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