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Avoid password in sudo and more
%sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
CAVEAT: Don’t disable password asking from
sudo by default, always think
carefully about it!
It happened to me recently to work inside a few new virtual machines in my
laptop, i.e. a low-security situation. In these cases, I prefer to have
sudo just run without a password, because I usually have to run very
specific commands anyway (e.g. test commands in a specific software inside
Invariably, I have to look for the right syntax to stop
sudo from asking a
Then I hit Understanding sudoers(5) syntax, which is very well-written, complete and contains a good TL;DR section at the beginning. I took the liberty to redact it a bit to form my own TL;DR section at the beginning of this post.
The page is very interesting and easy to follow; it gives a sense to all the different sections in a natural way, and yes, I think that should actually be the manpage.