Re: Wheezy: adding myself to the sudo group using usermod
- Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 14:02:13 -0400
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
Roberto C. Sánchez