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Thread: Edit /etc/sudoers

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    Question Edit /etc/sudoers

    Hi, I typed: sudo gedit /etc/sudoers and it still says "Read Only" Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Edit /etc/sudoers

    The proper command is
    Code:
    sudo visudo
    not
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/sudoers
    By the way, not a big deal with Gedit in particular, but it's a good habit to get into to use gksudo with graphical applications instead of sudo; e.g.,
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/sudoers

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    Re: Edit /etc/sudoers

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    The proper command is
    Code:
    sudo visudo
    not
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/sudoers
    By the way, not a big deal with Gedit in particular, but it's a good habit to get into to use gksudo with graphical applications instead of sudo; e.g.,
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/sudoers
    Ok. Thanks!

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    Re: Edit /etc/sudoers

    Why wouldn't you just add the user to the admin group?
    Code:
    sudo adduser jpkotta admin
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    Re: Edit /etc/sudoers

    Quote Originally Posted by jpkotta View Post
    Why wouldn't you just add the user to the admin group?
    Code:
    sudo adduser jpkotta admin
    The user is in the admin group. But the other responses got it. Thanks!

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    Re: Edit /etc/sudoers

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    The proper command is
    Code:
    sudo visudo
    not
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/sudoers
    By the way, not a big deal with Gedit in particular, but it's a good habit to get into to use gksudo with graphical applications instead of sudo; e.g.,
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/sudoers
    This got it. Thanks!

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