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



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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



Instead of editing /etc/sudoers, you may drop individual configuration files into the /etc/sudoers.d/ directory

Passwordless Sudoer

The sudo configuration file is located @ /etc/sudoers. When editing this file be very careful to not introduce syntax errors. Several other linux distributions use visudo to edit /etc/sudoers.

$ su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'

/etc/sudoers - uncomment wheel group no password sudo

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.

$ sudo passwd -ld 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

Passing Environment Variables

To pass environment variables to the temporary root use the -E flag.

$ sudo -E echo 'hello world'

Passing Aliases

If your user has aliases you wish to use under sudo you must alias sudo with a space first:

$ echo "alias sudo='sudo '" >> $HOME/.bashrc