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8 Ways to Tweak and Configure Sudo on Ubuntu

Jun 19, 2012, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Hoffman)

Like most things on Linux, the sudo command is very configurable. You can have sudo run specific commands without asking for a password, restrict specific users to only approved commands, log commands run with sudo, and more.

The sudo command’s behavior is controlled by the /etc/sudoers file on your system. This command must be edited with the visudo command, which performs syntax-checking to ensure you don’t accidentally break the file.

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