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Old 08-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Question how a user can be added to sudoers file.


how a user can be added to sudoers file
 
Old 08-04-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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run the command visudoer.
It will allow you to edit the file. Of course you likely have to have privledges.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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run the command visudoer.
It will allow you to edit the file. Of course you likely have to have privledges.
Actually the command should just be visudo, at least from my experience on most distributions.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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Also, be sure that to become root you use
Code:
su -
so that you inherit root's path (visudo is in /usr/sbin)

Last edited by robogymnast; 08-10-2008 at 11:30 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 08-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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trickykid: Thanks for correcting me on that one. My mistake.
 
Old 08-10-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Most distro's have a group named "wheel" and you just need to make the user a member of the wheel group. Then look for the line near the end of the sudoers file with "%wheel". On a new installation you may need to uncomment the line.

Change the line like:

Code:
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
# %wheel  ALL=(ALL) ALL
and remove the "# " to uncomment the line:
Code:
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel  ALL=(ALL) ALL

Last edited by jschiwal; 08-10-2008 at 07:17 PM.
 
  


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