Defaults>user Syntax Error?

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Thu Jan 8 15:10:13 EST 2004

In message <4B4B4CBA021BD111B4C200009296660E1315FFAB at>
	so spake "Wolf, John" (JWOLF):

> The version of sudo is 1.6.6 as part of OSX 10.2.8. I did not use visudo, I
> used TextEdit. TextEdit doesn't screw around with the permissions, so that
> is not an issue. I know it doesn't do syntax checking, but with OSX it would
> be really hard to get into a situation where I couldn't get back to the
> sudoers file to restore it to its default state. I've made other changes in
> the past, and they have worked fine. Currently, the only change I'm trying
> to make to the file, compared to the default state of the OSX sudoers file,
> is to add the line above.

The 'Defaults>' syntax was added in sudo 1.6.7; you need to update your
sudo to get it.

 - todd

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