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Old 02-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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can I set programs requiring root access to not require it?

If a program requires the root password and I don't want to bother with passwords (I don't, since I am the owner and the only user), can I use the root account to prevent myself from being asked for a root password in my user account? The last password screen that made me think of thisquestion was Synaptic, but I am asking if I can do this for anything--bypass passwords while staying out of the root account. I know I can click "Keep password," but I'd still like to make passwords unnecessary.

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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If you want to go about creating new launchers for some of your applications, one thing you can do is set up Sudo to that it doesn't ask you for a password every time it's run.

Just add this line to your /etc/sudoers file:
[username]     ALL=NOPASSWD:ALL
Simple as that - then you can use new launchers set up to run "sudo [command]".

Alternately, you could exact the same amount of effort and set up a keyring manager.
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Set up your /etc/sudoers file to allow you to use commands you commonly use that require root authority. Then you can use the commands without having to enter a password.


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