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Old 10-26-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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add new user with same permissions?


I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine at work and wondered how i can add a new user with the same permissions as the "main user"? I added a user via the "users&groups" gui but sorting permissions looks tricky.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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What permissions you are talking about? if you mean sudo, you can do "sudo visudo" from your existing user and add the following to the bottom of it.

"new_user's_name ALL=(ALL) ALL"

google "ubuntu sudoers" for more info, there is an help.ubuntu page for it.

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