How to add a user to the sudoers list? Too many times asked this week so I have decided to write-up this simple how-to to my notes. There few different ways how you can carry out this, could be manual or by script. Manual way:
- change to root
- change directories to /etc
- allow to write to sudoers file which READ-ONLY by default
- add line with user in question and allow him to use sudo
su cd /etc ls -l chmod +w sudoers gedit sudoers --- scroll down in file and find line (root ALL=(ALL) ALL) --- ---- right there add this for the user (example userid: roman)--- root ALL=(ALL) ALL roman ALL=(ALL) ALL Exit & Save chmod -w sudoers (make the sudoers READ-ONLY again)
All is done and now user “roman” can use elevated right with use of sudo before the command.