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Old 06-17-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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not in the sudoers file?

I am trying to run a program as root and typed sudo and the program name, but for some reason the user I'm logged in as isn't in the sudoers file. How do I add the user to the sudoers file?
Old 06-17-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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nvm, i got around it. Just type in the console su root and type the password to login as root.
Old 06-18-2007, 12:22 AM   #3
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As you've already discovered, Slackware doesn't ship sudo preconfigured as a "magic hammer" - instead, it's (properly) left up to the admin to decide if and by whom and under what conditions sudo will be used. This is pretty much a common thread - unlike some distributions of linux that are mentioned in your signature, Slackware lets *you* be in charge.
Old 06-18-2007, 12:48 AM   #4
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Just a FYI: to edit the sudoers file use the 'visudo' command as root.


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