I've messed something up now

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Sat Sep 24 21:13:35 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 09:22 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:28:53 -0400
> Doug<dmcgarrett at optonline.net>  wrote:
>> Did you ever have sudo working?  Some distros don't put you into the
>> sudoers file--you have to do it yourself.  To
>> edit the sudoers file, you should invoke visudo, as root
> If use of sudo is missing and the root account is, by default, not
> enabled, how, then, run visudo /as root/?
> Cybe R. Wizard
You type su root in the CLI.  Then your password, when asked.
When you do that, you will remain using root permissions until
you remember to type exit.  But if you use sudo, you only have
root privileges for the one command.  This is so you *don't*
accidentally enter some command that will destroy your system.

Of course, this all assumes that you are the admin of the system,
which you surely are if you installed it yourself.


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