I don't want to type sudo and my password everytime.I think it is really annoying.Is there any command or option which will consider you root user when you open terminal,everytime When you open terminal.

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    Please, please, please do not do this. It is a horrible idea.
    – terdon
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:14
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    If you do this, anyone who presses <ctl><alt><T> is root. Any script that opens a terminal is root. Any silly command you type will be executed. You might as well run XP unpatched.
    – Marc
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:16
  • I am voting to close this question as a duplicate of one that shows you a more reasonable approach to not typing a password. That, at least, won't leave your system quite so unprotected. It is still a horribly silly thing to do but better than what you're asking for.
    – terdon
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:29
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    possible duplicate of How do I sudo a command in a script without being asked for a password?
    – terdon
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:30
  • @terdon: Will you explain what is horrible about it in a personal computer. Is there a threat from a hacker on the internet to become root or someone who has direct access to computer? Mar 18, 2014 at 19:56

2 Answers 2


I am really against root being used as a default login. This is a really really really BAD idea.

However, in cases where I'm working on something that requires a root terminal session with lots of sudo commands again and again it can get tiring to type sudo.

You can create a root session using the sudo -i command and enter your password once. When you are finished with whatever operations require root you can then exit and get back to a user level account.

mcgarrah@localhost:~$ sudo -i
root@localhost:~# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

Again, running as root at all times is a really bad idea. Root allows for more access than a standard user needs and many of the features that make Linux more secure are no longer working for you. One example is running a web browser as root is insane.

  • thank you..i am not gonna do this..i just want to know :D
    – 4M01
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:39
  • your answer is perfect...thats what i was looking for
    – 4M01
    Mar 19, 2014 at 14:05


sudo visudo

Go to the end of the file and type:

<username> ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL

Press Ctrl+X to exit, and press Y to save the changes.

Now open System Settings->Keyboard in that go to the Shortcut tab.

Launch terminal, press Space and Backspace; it will disable it.

Now go to Custom Shortcuts and click the plus (+) button at the bottom.

Give the name as terminal and the command as sudo gnome-terminal, then click Apply.

Then just go to some other location and come back to Custom Shortcuts.

Click terminal, press Space and now press Ctrl+Alt+T.

Close the window.

That's it!

Now whenever you open the terminal through Ctrl+Alt+T, it will open as root.


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