passwordless sudo

Digvijay Patankar dbpatankar at
Wed Nov 30 10:45:07 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Hiisi <hiisi at> wrote:

> Hi, list!
> I'm trying to set up passwordless sudo for myself. It's a shiny brand
> new fresh-installed F16. During first boot I had been asked to create
> a new user and put him to administrative group. I answered yes and
> hence my user is able to run commands using sudo. However in
> /etc/sudoers there's not a mention of my user. I've added the
> following string to it:
> hiisi   ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL
> Apparently it has no effect - I have to enter password each time sudo
> is invoked for the first time.
> What the heck and how do I solve this mystery?
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Make sure you are using visudo to edit sudoers file.

*Digvijay Patankar*
Senior Research Fellow,*
Dept. of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore - 560012*

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