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On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 02:56:36PM -0600, Josh W. wrote:
> Hello, I am trying to figure out how to add a user to sudo... Not sure of
> the process.. Could somebody point me in the right direction. Thanks!

In Debian, typically there's a group called 'sudo': user belonging to
this group have sudo capability (if the group is enabled for that in
the /etc/sudoers file). So:

 - enable the 'sudo' group in the /etc/sudoers file, by editing
   as root (there's a nice command visudo which calls your favourite
   editor on this file and helps you making sure that you don't
   break anything -- see man visudo for details). Make sure you
   have a line like

%sudo   ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

   in that file (possibly you just have to remove a comment sign
   '#' at its beginning)

 - add your user to the sudo group:

   adduser <your user here> sudo

Note that you have to login for that to take effect.

Cheers
- -- tomás
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