passwordless sudo

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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.
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