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Monday, November 15, 2010

Solution: sudoers file: syntax error, line xx

When using no password you may be thrown a error
ex.
>>> sudoers file: syntax error, line xx <<<
sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line xx


Solution :
if you are giving a single command then just add a comma

user ALL=command, NOPASSWD: ALL

instead of ( This will be throwing an error)

user ALL=command NOPASSWD: ALL

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had this same problem and after testing this solution out, I can say this is probably NOT going to do what you expect. This will allow all commands to be run without a password. What you probably want is:

user ALL=NOPASSWD:command

Anonymous said...

note that if you want to allow multiple, specific programs, use the syntax:


ALL=() NOPASSWD: ,,

Anonymous said...

note that if you want to allow multiple, specific programs, use the syntax:


ALL=() NOPASSWD: ,,