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Template:Sudo Setup

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

Optional! First consider whether this change is desirable. [1]

Become root.

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

sudo adduser user sudo

Reboot so group changes take effect.

reboot

  1. If this action is taken, sudo can be used as outlined below and elsewhere. Otherwise, it is necessary to manually switch to root and/or use su as per About#Based_on_Debian.