How to autologin as a superuser
Mostafa Z. Afgani
mostafa.afgani at world.iu-bremen.de
Mon Dec 5 09:28:13 UTC 2005
THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> I'm not clear on how sudo works. Rather than typing "su -" followed
> by root's password, can I set it up so that I just type "sudo" and
> then I *am* root until I exit?
Well, as other people have pointed out, there are many security issues.
But there is a way to do exactly what you want:
1. Run 'visudo' as root
2. append the following below the "root ALL=(ALL) ALL" line:
your_user_name ALL = NOPASSWD: /bin/su
3. Save and exit vi
Now, you can just type 'sudo su -' and you'll get a root shell. Of
course, it's a good idea to do a 'man sudoers' first!
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