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.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list