passwordless sudo

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Wed Nov 30 13:05:52 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-30 at 13:38 +0300, Hiisi 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?
> -- 
> Hiisi.

I hope you are using visudo to edit the /etc/sudoers file. I made the
mistake yesterday using vi to do the edit and that will not work.
If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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