[sudo-users] visudo

Micha codejodler at gmx.ch
Fri May 26 13:19:06 EDT 2006

 ok, thx !

bob at proulx.com (Bob Proulx):

| If sudo is your only access and you make a mistake editing the file
| then you can break sudo such that you can't use sudo again.  That
| would leave you with only the normal root login to fix the problem.
| Many newer systems only configure sudo for root access.  Using the
| visudo command checks the syntax before moving the file into place.
| Using visudo is the safe recommendation because of the extra checking
| it performs.  This is as the old saying goes, if you have to ask...
| Having said all of that I do often simply edit the file myself using
| an editor without going through vidsudo.  If I break it then I will
| have to fix it and know it was my own fault for doing so.

btw. Does it pass through if i only cc to the list ?

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