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The sudo configuration file is located @ {{f|/etc/sudoers}}.
The sudo configuration file is located @ {{f|/etc/sudoers}}.
{{Console|body=$##i##su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'}}
{{Console|body=$##i## su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'}}
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Revision as of 08:53, January 8, 2015


Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree

Summary: Allows users or groups to run commands as other users

Use Flags

Allow sudo to send emails with sendmail.
Let sudo print insults when the user types the wrong password.



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sudo allows privilege escalation for non root users to perform restricted actions while in a locked down user environment.


# emerge sudo



The sudo configuration file is located @ /etc/sudoers.

$ su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'

Remove the # in the line....


Add your user to the wheel group to enable sudo:

$ su -c 'gpasswd -a $USER wheel'

Either log out, and in again or restart:

$ su -c 'shutdown -r now'

Disabling Root Access By Password

To better secure a system, one may desire to disable root logins by password.

# passwd --lock root

to access root:

$ sudo su

Root can also be accessed by logging in via ssh keys, or as a restricted user then sudo su as above.

Bash Completion

Users that want bash completion with sudo need to run this once.

$ echo "complete -cf sudo" >> $HOME/.bashrc