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Re: Wheezy: adding myself to the sudo group using usermod




On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 06:42:19PM +0100, Thomas Pircher wrote:
> Brian wrote:
> > On Thu 04 Apr 2019 at 12:54:52 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > 
> > > (On Wheezy) I've been trying to add myself to the sudo group with the usermod 
> > > command.
> > 
> > vigr is your friend.
> 
> I don't think this will fix OP's problem.
> 
> rhkramer, you don't need to reboot your machine, but you need to
> re-login in order to start a session with your new set of groups.
> 
> If you do 'su $USER' on the terminal then this should start a session
> with the new groups _in this session only_.
> 
'newgrp' is a bit nicer than 'su $USER', being that the latter can
change your environment (depending on system settings).

> If you need the change globally (e.g. for applications you start from
> the GUI) then you will have to logout and login again.
> 
There is no way around this for a global update.

Regards,

-Roberto

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Roberto C. Sánchez