editing /etc/sudoers

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Sat Nov 29 19:59:46 UTC 2008

On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Erik Christiansen wrote:


>> If I read the docs right the entry to allow the new user to install
>> software would be "username ALL=(username) /usr/bin, /usr/sbin". Could
>> someone please confirm this or correct me? Assuming it's correct, is
>> that the only entry required? The docs I saw weren't that clear (or was
>> it me who was dense?).
> If root privileges aren't needed for the commands in /usr/bin, /usr/sbin
> to perform installation, that should be OK. Otherwise, to grant your
> limited root privileges to username, I'd try:
> username ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin, /usr/sbin

I think you're right. That dawned on me 30 seconds after I posted.

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