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I created a user using command adduser
but the user created doesn't have all permission as root has
When I right click on any folder or file the "Make Link" option is disabled
I want newly created user to have all the rights as root user has
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Give SUDO access to the user.

visudo is the command to achive this goal.
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Can you give me the exact command or steps to complete this.
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# visudo [Press Enter]

then make a entry as given below to given root permission to the user.

<user name>  ALL=(ALL) ALL  


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by:mohanupadhyay
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I have done this but didn't work
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by:upanwar
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now login with that perticular user and execute below given command.

sudo su- [Press Enter]

After executing this command, the user will be having root previleges.
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it asked for password  I gave the password of newly created user then I got
sudo su-: command not found
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Its

# sudo su -
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command ran
but still do not have root privileges
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how did you find that you dont have the root privileges.

try to execute any command from /sbin/, you will get success. There will not be aby issue.
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by:mohanupadhyay
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I right clicks on any file and "Make Link" option is disabled
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by:upanwar
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If you want to create link for any file then you can use the ln command. What is the problem in that.

SUDO is a secure way to give full root access or limited root access to a particular user.
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Can I get the same graphical functionality for newuser as I have for root
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You can achive this goal by editing your /etc/passwd and modify the UID to 0 for that perticular user.

I hope this should work, but It is not a recommendad way and its a wrong way.
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Yea averything worked but still not complete
I want to see the "Make Link" option enabled when I click on any file
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