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




Thanks to all who replied, and thanks for the flattering comments ;-)

The key for me was needing to do something like logging out and back in -- I 
haven't added myself to groups very often (if ever) (or manually created a 
user), and I just didn't think about something like that.

I like to think of myself as competent and experienced, but, with experience 
(and competence) comes age, and things like forgetfulness.

(I may ask another question in a few minutes which may make everyone question 
my competence ;-)

On Thursday, April 04, 2019 04:33:54 PM Brian wrote:
> On Thu 04 Apr 2019 at 20:10:16 +0100, Thomas Pircher wrote:
> > Brian wrote:
> > > Which bit is an assumption? Experienced? I hope you are not questioning
> > > his competence.
> > 
> > No, definitely not, I have been reading this list for some time and have
> > absolutely no reason to doubt his experience or competence. I wish I had
> > stated that better.
> > 
> > What I meant was that he might not know (or might have forgotten) that
> > some changes to a system user are not immediately visible in active
> > sessions.
> > To my mind this is one of the more obscure features of the system one
> > has to learn the hard way because it is not intuitive or obvious.
> 
> Well said.