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Thread: [SOLVED] sudoers - no access - help!

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    [SOLVED] sudoers - no access - help!

    I am having real trouble editing my /etc/sudoers file. As a newbie, I read man pages, sudo help, visudo, and so forth. But I still am not allowed access to the sodoers file. The system immediately generates a .tmp file of sudoers. Can anyone help or explain?
    Last edited by prof2019; July 7th, 2008 at 05:14 PM. Reason: Title

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    Re: Cannot access sudoers file with visudo or otherwise

    Quote Originally Posted by prof2019 View Post
    I am having real trouble editing my /etc/sudoers file. As a newbie, I read man pages, sudo help, visudo, and so forth. But I still am not allowed access to the sodoers file. The system immediately generates a .tmp file of sudoers. Can anyone help or explain?
    If you want to view it do this:

    Code:
    sudo cat /etc/sudoers
    What exactualy are you trying to do. To edit type this:

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/sudoers
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    Re: Cannot access sudoers file with visudo or otherwise

    Thanks, I can edit it with gksu but its a read only and I cant save it. I/m trying to alter my passwd req's.

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    Re: sudoers - no access - help!

    try:
    Code:
    export EDITOR=nano
    sudo -E visudo
    Ctrl+o, Enter = save
    Ctrl+x = exit
    Read this:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sudoers
    If you have any questions,feel free to ask.
    Last edited by sisco311; July 7th, 2008 at 06:14 PM.

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