Luis Mondesi lemsx1 at
Fri May 16 14:02:46 UTC 2014

> On May 16, 2014, at 9:54, Tamas Papp <tompos at> wrote:
> On 05/16/2014 03:50 PM, Luis Mondesi wrote:
>>> On May 16, 2014, at 4:23, Tamas Papp <tompos at> wrote:
>>>> On 05/16/2014 09:19 AM, Andrea Corbellini wrote:
>>>> Actually, you are supposed to create a new file in /etc/sudoers.d for
>>>> custom rules. You shouldn't edit /etc/sudoers directly; this will
>>>> ensure that package upgrades can happen without asking you any
>>>> question about the changes you made to that file.
>>> If you edit sudoers via visudo there is a syntax checking.
>>> If you do something wrong in /etc/sudoers.d/a, there is no syntax
>>> checking and the your user gets locked out:
>>> $ sudo -i
>>>>>> /etc/sudoers.d/a: syntax error near line 1 <<<
>>> sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers.d/a near line 1
>>> sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting
>>> sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin
>> Ugh? Then use visudo to change sudoers so you learn the proper syntax and copy/paste to /etc/sudoers.d/a. After doing one file you should be able to remember the syntax ...
> Yes, there are _workarounds_ to make visudo pointless.
> tamas

Then a patch to visudo is due so it knows about files in /etc/sudoers.d and to also allow you to save "partials" to that location... **hint**

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