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Old 22nd July 2006, 11:39 AM
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Arrow what is the sudo password?

that is not the root password??
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Old 22nd July 2006, 11:41 AM
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that is not the root password??
No. That's the whole purpose of sudo - you don't have to hand out the root password.

Go read the sudo man page. It tells you everything you need to know.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 11:43 AM
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try your password

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Old 22nd July 2006, 11:58 AM
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Yeah its the password of that user that is logged in
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Old 22nd July 2006, 03:31 PM
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Well actually it is used to prompt the user for the for the "root" or "superuser" password....sudo is used in front of a command to launch that application as root user...
Quote:
sudo konsole
Will request your password ...and then open the konsole in superuser mode.
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Old 22nd July 2006, 03:52 PM
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Well actually it is used to prompt the user for the for the "root" or "superuser" password
Nope. That's su.

sudo is a way to delegate some or all root privileges to certain users without having to give them the root password.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 04:27 PM
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but before use the 'sudo', I need to add my username to somewhere? say 'sudoers', how to do that?
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Old 22nd July 2006, 04:43 PM
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you have to use visudo to edit the sudoers file.

The easiest thing to do to get started is to open visudo (on my machine it's /usr/sbin/visudo), go down to the "# User privilage specification" and under where it says "root ALL=(ALL) ALL" add "yourusername ALL=(ALL) ALL" and save it. Sudo should then accept your password. You have to be root to edit the file though. You might want to add some limitations though so you can't mess too much with your system using sudo.

http://www.developertutorials.com/tu...511/page1.html is a brief tutorial.
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