passwordless sudo

Mike Williams dmikewilliams at
Wed Nov 30 20:32:52 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at> wrote:
> Wouldn't this actually enable passwordless sudo for all members of the wheel
> group, rather than just for one user?
> What would the config look like if the OP wants to be both a member of the
> wheel group, and have a paswordless sudo config *only* for himself?

Just use the username of the user instead of %wheel


Adding a user to the wheel group is a separate issue.  This can be
done via the user manager gui, or by editing /etc/group.  As far as
the sudoers file goes, all settings for wheel are commented out by

Not sure if there are other reasons to add a user to the wheel group.
Don't think there is any other use for the wheel group. Perhaps
someone else who knows can respond to that issue.


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