?
Solved

unable to edit using visudo Ubuntu 12.04

Posted on 2013-06-17
3
Medium Priority
?
308 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-18
Hello, I am trying to edit my sudoers file on my Ubuntu machine but I am unable to do this. When I run the command sudo visudo I get a screen as the one shown in my attachment. Once I add a line in the file I am not able to save it. Can someone let me know what I need to do? Thank you.

A
visudo.PNG
0
Comment
Question by:aej1973
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
PaulNSW earned 1200 total points
ID: 39255312
What error message do you get when you try to save it?

Press Ctrl and X, it should then prompt to save changes. Once you choose Yes, it should give an error message as to why it cannot save.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39255378
Did you read the comments in the sudoers file (they are in the screenshot you posted):

#
# Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of
# directly modifying this file.
#

According to that you should create a file in the folder /etc/sudoers.d/ in which you have your changes to the original sudoers file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:aej1973
ID: 39256338
Thank you, I had to press ctrm M to append the changes.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction This article explores the design of a cache system that can improve the performance of a web site or web application.  The assumption is that the web site has many more “read” operations than “write” operations (this is commonly the ca…
Lease-to-own eliminates the expenditure of hardware replacement and allows you to pay off the server over time. Usually, this is much cheaper than leasing servers. Think of lease-to-own as credit without interest.
Learn the basics of strings in Python: declaration, operations, indices, and slicing. Strings are declared with quotations; for example: s = "string": Strings are immutable.: Strings may be concatenated or multiplied using the addition and multiplic…
Learn the basics of if, else, and elif statements in Python 2.7. Use "if" statements to test a specified condition.: The structure of an if statement is as follows: (CODE) Use "else" statements to allow the execution of an alternative, if the …
Suggested Courses

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question