What is the time-out for the sudo password?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat Jun 5 07:07:21 UTC 2010


Basil Chupin wrote:
> After using "sudo <command>" you are asked for the password. You can
> then type sudo again a number of times without being asked for the
> password.
> 
> Does anyone know what that time period is when the password is not
> asked for? And where it could be adjusted, if need be, please?

According to "man sudo" it is 15 minutes and you can change it in the 
sudoers file.


Nils




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