Generally speaking, most users are better off using an admin account, using sudo on a per command basis, or enabling the root user.
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Important: Adjusting sudoers is not intended for most OS X users. Only advanced users who have a compelling reason to do so should ever modify the sudoers file. It may pose a security risk, or you may break something. The solution for the latter described single-use machine cases is fairly simple, and you can resolve the error by removing the sudoers temporary file which serves as a lock:.
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Root is not administrator… what is it then! Totally lame… secure yes… but lame. Your Mac may be configured the same way as mine. You will be prompted for the admin password which will work. Having done this, switch back to your regular user account and you will see that executing sudo and using your regular password will now work.
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Cheers Mrk. In the second sentence of the first paragraph it states the following:. If I understand correctly it says that by adding a user to the sudoers file, it will be able to run commands as root without prefixing sudo. Actual Results Password prompt after about 5 minutes. This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. Failure to use 'visudo' may result in syntax or file permission errors that prevent sudo from running.
See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file. This comment has been minimized.
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You signed out in another tab or window. What's more - this is not a programming question, it's off-topic on StackOverflow and the OP should look in Superuser to see if somebody answered this question there already. ErwinBolwidt, I agree, and basically my comment was a tip to go and to search something.
Most of the basic search results only show how to disable passwords for a user or a command. I think OP wants to have passwordless sudo for a certain command with specific parameters.
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