Originally Posted by herakles_14
I was not able to open the /etc/sudoer.d folder. I also used the terminal entering; /etc/sudoers that did not work well.
I know how to change my Unix password but before I do that I need to know is the Unix passwrod just another name for the Root password? If it is not then I coudl go ahead an nmake the change or correct the change?
1) You must be root to edit sudoers files. And "/etc/sudoers" does nothing, it's not a binary (executable) file. You edit the file with command "sudoedit" as I wrote in my first post.
2) "is the Unix passwrod just another name for the Root password
" - now you are a bit confused.
All passwords are Unix passwords - root, bill48 etc all use Unix passwords.
But each account has it's own.
if you have sudo rights, then it's a matter of configuratin which password you are to enter when executing a 'sudo' - in most systems I've seen it's your users password but it could be roots.