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I've put a command sudo do something in my ~/.bashrc, this works but everytime I open the terminal I have to type in my password. How do I make it so there is no password-typing?

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You can use the NOPASSWD attribute in the sudoers file to tell sudo not to require a password. A line like the follows in the sudoers file should let you run that command without a password:

yourlogin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: command_here

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This operation is too risky. –  Hckr Nov 13 '12 at 18:50
    
That depends on the command run. I assume user19192 actually knows what he's doing and wants to run this :) –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Nov 13 '12 at 18:51
    
@Hckr I think there's no risk if you have control over your script. –  Evandro Silva Nov 13 '12 at 18:53
    
Yes, @EvandroSilva . I thought that this operation allows all scripts to be opened as root without password.Cos, I have just seen "command_here".Sorry. –  Hckr Nov 13 '12 at 19:03
    
yeah, NOPASSWD: ALL is a different beast. Wouldn't recommend that. –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Nov 13 '12 at 19:06

You can edit the sudoers file by executing the following line:

sudo gedit /etc/sudoers

add the following line to the file: your_login ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: command

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NOTE: I generally don't encourage this option because the sudo function is built in to protect the user. no longer requiring a password is negating the purpose of it. However if you are confident it will not be a security problem then go ahead. –  The Doctor Nov 13 '12 at 18:51
    
Using gedit to edit /etc/sudoers is a recipe for disaster. If you make a typo in the sudoers file you can lock yourself out of sudoing. Always use visudo to edit: export EDITOR=gedit; sudo -E visudo –  mogsie Jan 22 at 12:20

Yes, it is possible.

gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local

Add before "exit 0" line:

source ~/.bashrc

Save the file.Don't forget to change your file name.

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