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


On 4/4/19, Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4/4/19, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> (On Wheezy) I've been trying to add myself to the sudo group with the
>> usermod
>> command.
>> As root, I've tried most of the permutations of this:
>> usermod -a -G sudo <username>
>> None of them have worked -- any suggestions?
>> (I have checked using groups (as username), and even have opened fresh
>> terminals.  Hmm, maybe I have to reboot?  I hope not, I don't want to do
>> that
>> in the near future.)
> Hi.. It took about 5 times of reading what you wrote before I
> remembered that I don't have to "reboot", but I do have to *logout*
> for changes like that to take hold. The DIFFERENCE is that I use
> "adduser" to make those kinds of changes:
> And, yes, I know... logging out might as well be rebooting depending
> on what kind of work we have opened across our desktops. :)
> K/t having learned of adduser while debootstrap'ing, I use:
> adduser <username> sudo
> If you go looking for adduser and don't find it for Wheezy, see if
> useradd is there for you. Possibly maybe even installed already?
> *My understanding* is that adduser and useradd do similar things.
> Chatter on the Net over time *seems* to be saying that adduser maybe
> [embellishes] a little...
> Or something like that.
> PS I'm not finding either usermod OR useradd via a quick "apt-cache
> search" of Debian _Buster_ "main" repository. Seems like I remember
> seeing chatter about that, too, along the way.


As soon as I hit send, I thought to double-tab on "user" while in "su
-". Useradd's there. Userdel... Usermod............

Just not having the best of cognitive days today... :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with birdseed *