I have been trying to specify a script that I would like to run without being prompted for a password. After a number of google and stack searches and a number of different syntax changes, I still cannot get it to work. One peculiar thing is that when typing
sudo visudo nano is opened to edit the file. I never specified nano as the editor, but I may have first edited the file with nano. Would that make nano the default editor? If so, could that cause problems. Thanks for the help.
Here is my sudoers file.
# # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of # directly modifying this file. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file. # Defaults env_reset Defaults mail_badpass Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:$ # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL) ALL pat ALL=NOPASSWD: /home/pat/test.sh # See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives: #includedir /etc/sudoers.d