sudo stop asking for a password
When I run Ubuntu Linux under WSL on my desktop, I do not want to input
sudo password when I require elevated user access rights. I still would like to use
sudo though to separate user and admin level activities.
Instead of amending the default
sudo configuration in
/etc/sudoers, I create a new file containing only overrides. My login, naturally, is
First, make an empty file.
$ sudo touch /etc/sudoers.d/10-ofr
Then, populate it with the overrides.
# This is /etc/sudoers.d/10-ofr # Do not lecture me or ask for a password when using sudo Defaults:ofr !lecture Defaults:ofr !authenticate
Set strict permissions on the overrides file. The permissions match those of an example file in the same directory.
$ sudo chmod 440 /etc/sudoers.d/10-ofr
# Clear cached password, in case there was any $ sudo -k # Run a command which requires elevated access rights $ sudo apt update
sudoers(7) rather dry and unhelpful, apart from the Examples section.
— Oliver Frolovs, 2020