[arch-general] How do we handle sudo or kdesu in Archlinux?
daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu May 14 14:13:53 EDT 2009
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:51, David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On or about Thursday 14 May 2009 at approximately 07:23:37 Damjan Georgievski
>> > (2) Add yourself to the wheel group in /etc/group. Example, in
>> > /etc/group:
>> > wheel::10:root,david
>> it's best not to edit the file by hand.
>> You can use the "usermod -G wheel -a david" command for that.
> Hmm Damjan,
> I may have been doing it wrong for a while now ( about 9 years ). My
> understanding was the only sudo related file you should not edit by hand
> was /etc/sudoers and that is why we have visudo. I haven't heard that
> editing /etc/group by hand would cause problems. In fact, that is the way I
> keep my GIDs the same between installs. I just have my normal groups and
> users copied from my original /etc/group that I copy to all new installs.
> (that about 10 groups with about 12 users sprinkled between the groups) I've
> never had a problem.
> What is the concern with editing /etc/group by hand? The group man page
> doesn't even reference usermod as a way to manipulate group associations.
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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You can use vigr for this, and similarly vipw
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