On 12/30/2011 01:49 PM, Karol Blazewicz wrote:
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Don Juandonjuansjiz@gmail.com wrote:
But if you are USER root you don't need to run sudo, so hence wouldn't running EDITOR=nano visudo not work if you are a root user, since sudo is not involved?
visudo uses the EDITOR / VISUAL vars, see the man page:
ENVIRONMENT The following environment variables may be consulted depending on the value of the editor and env_editor sudoers variables: VISUAL Invoked by visudo as the editor to use EDITOR Used by visudo if VISUAL is not set
See, these variables are used *by visudo*. As you said, sudo is needed only for the user, otherwise I get 'visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied'.
Thanks I get it now. Sorry for the noise, appreciate your time and effort. :)