What is the time-out for the sudo password?

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 08:43:26 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 3:20 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 05/06/10 16:58, Tom H wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 2:35 AM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  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?
>> The default is either 5mn or 15mn.
>> That value can be controlled through the "timestamp_timeout" in
>> "/etc/sudoers" on the "Defaults" line.
> The "Defaults" simply has one entry, "env_reset" so I am assuming that
> the 'timestamp_timeout' has to be added in which case what is the
> correct format, please?


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