Re: Adding/modifying users under MATE DE
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 08:09:16 -0600
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Adding/modifying users under MATE DE
On Tue 05 Feb 2019 at 08:21:16 (-0500), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 08:21:40PM -0700, Thomas D Dial wrote:
> > When in doubt about questions like this it often is helpful to consult
> > man pages, which often are available on the Web if you don't want to
> > install the necessary packages that includes them. In this case, if sudo
> > is installed, the man page for sudo also will be there, probably along
> > with those for sudoers and visudo, although I could be wrong about the
> > last.
> The sudoers(5) man page is ridiculously complex, as is the format of
> the /etc/sudoers file. For 99% of Debian users, it's also completely
> unnecessary to know it. Just make sure your primary user account is in
> the sudo group, and you will be able to run ANY command with sudo, being
> prompted for your password if you haven't used sudo on that terminal
> in the last few minutes.
Sure, but what's the difference between that and opening an xterm with
(the overspecified) /bin/su - where you don't have to keep typing
a password every few minutes.
> You only need to learn this incredibly byzantine file syntax if you want
> to do something fancier than that.
Or you just copy an example, making your own substitutions. (That's
how I learned English on my mother's knee.)