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Re: Not Remembering Root Password



On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 18:57 -0700, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Mail Lists wrote:
> 
> >> 
> > 
> > Not arguing against the concerns - there is a difference between having
> > a user account with priveleges and a user account that can elevate to
> > get priveleges via sudo.
> > 
> >  Even with NOPASSWD he still needs to run sudo does he not ? Not sure
> > how you accidently run sudo /bin/rm -rf /
> > 
> > gene
> > 
> I have removed the NOPASSWD.
> 
> I cannot recall any dumb mistakes as root (any I could imagine that could 
> ever occur would be easily repaired by reinstalling the system, costing only 
> a lot of time), but recently I made one as me: I deleted a huge sub-
> directory of Documents, containing a lot of important files, and didn't 
> realize that I had even done it until after I had run a backup program (I 
> don't know how, but I might have typed an erroneous command and hit the 
> enter key instead of the shift key, then didn't realize that something had 
> occurred and just retyped the command). Fortunately, I do incremental 
> backups, so I was able to restore. What made the whole fiasco even weirder 
> was that I then found the accidentally deleted directory in Trash, a few 
> days later. Duh...
> 
> Sudo did not protect me from this.

I assume you're joking.

poc


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