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Template:Sudo Setup

Setup sudoers. Add your operating system user name to sudoers.

Optional! Only if you want this. [1]

Become root.

Add your user account to sudoer's group. Replace user with your actual operating system user name.

sudo adduser user sudo

Reboot so group changes take effect.


  1. If you don't do this, you cannot use sudo as outline below and elsewhere. You then would have to manually switch to root and/or use su as per About#Based_on_Debian.