Originally Posted by acid_kewpie
but I guss it's to cover some services which will use sudo as part of their startup process.
Does someone know for certain if it is there for the root account to run commands with superuser privileges?
Does someone know for certain if it is there for services at startup that use sudo as part of their startup process?
Is there a website that explains the reasoning for the root line in the sudoers file?
As you can see there is basically one line
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
This lines means that the user root can execute from ALL terminals, acting as ALL (any) users, and run ALL (any) command.
So the first part is the user, the second is the terminal from where the user can use sudo, the third is as which user he may act, and the last one, is which commands he may run.
Note that on Ubunutu systems, that you use sudo. Does someone know what the sudoers file looks like in Ubunutu and if it also has the root line mentioned in the post?