[sudo-users] editiing the sudoers file

Moisés Barba Pérez mbarperoi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 03:08:48 EDT 2011


the problem editing sudoers file without visudo is the syntax check. If your
syntax is incorrect visudo warns you but vi doen't care and let you save the
file with the syntax error, damaging the file in the middle.


2011/6/3 <kz0twk-unix at yahoo.com>

> i was not aware of the need to  edit the sudoers file with visudo program
> and did so with "vi /etc/sudoers" as root. could i have damaged the file by
> editing it in this manner?
> thanks,
> rj
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