sudoers file, was: Re: using xvfb instead of a gui display

Gregory Nowak greg at
Thu Apr 16 20:18:21 EDT 2015

I would not recommend editing sudoers directly via echo or
otherwise. Use visudo(8) for that instead, which will check the
sudoers file for errors before moving it into place. Also, there is no
need to get off the internet when using sudo.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:09:23PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Hi Larry, if you have sudo installed and off the internet as root do
> something like:
> echo 'larry ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL' >>/etc/sudoers <enter>
> then exit back to the user larry account and in the larry account do:
> sudo -H -i <enter>
> I think you'll find the result interesting.  just remember to do the
> exit command before going back on the internet.
> This is a little trick I picked up from debian-users.
> -- Twitter: JudeDaShiell
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2015, Hart Larry wrote:
> >Well, first, one of our LUG members figured a way for me to hear
> >streams which are flash or otherwise not a regular playlist type.
> >Here is an alias
> >xvfb-run /usr/bin/iceweasel --display=:99 -P nullvideo
> >Sure there are many times I would love to interact, but I have
> >never been able to get used to Orca. But also, there is a "wb"
> >project, which I would love to install, however, another LUG
> >member was not happy that you need to install as root. Also he
> >says it doesn't use auto tools, so exactly what are easy steps of
> >installing "wb"? Thanks in advance
> >Hart
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