passwordless sudo

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Wed Nov 30 13:07:22 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-30 at 10:44 +0000, Rich Boyce wrote:
> On 30/11/11 10:38, 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.
> Try taking out the space after NOPASSWD:
No the blank should be there.

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