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Re: user created at install added in sudoers ?

On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 20:11 +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> fre, 15 06 2007 kl. 23:24 +0200, skrev Axel:
> > What do you think about adding the user created at install to the 
> > sudoers list ?
> > 
> > For newbies like me, understanding the sudoers file isn't so easy, but 
> > nevertheless they may need the sudo command. In my case, I'd rather my 
> > account would have been added automatically to the sudoers list :)
> Why do you need sudo, I mean what does it add that a correctly seperated
> privilaged user doesn't?

It's super convenient.  I (or others I trust) can do root stuff without
having to log in as root, or remember root's password, or give roots
password to another user.

It also means that I only run stuff as root that I mean to.  Instead of
having to log in as root (or su -) and then running everything as root I
can just run the things that root needs to do.  For example, when you
compile software, you can compile everything as the user and then 'sudo
make install' to do the final step.

It's the first thing I configure now when I install a new system.


> - David Nielsen
"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"

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