Just curious...figured would be a nice file to read with all my administrative privileges and not...LOL. Will not open since Ubuntu can't identify file type.
Don't worry, im not gonna change it, i promise
It is a simple text-only file. You can read it by running
sudo less /etc/sudoers.d/README
This file isn't really that important to the function of the system, so if you edit it it's not a big deal.
"Will not open"? How are you trying to open it? Here are some commands I used on my system:
w3@aardvark:~(0)$ ls -l /etc/sudoers.d total 8 -r--r----- 1 root root 1626 Dec 28 2013 IPCop -r--r----- 1 root root 958 Feb 10 2014 README w3@aardvark:~(0)$ sudo file /etc/sudoers.d/README [sudo] password for w3: /etc/sudoers.d/README: ASCII text w3@aardvark:~(0)$ sudo cat /etc/sudoers.d/README # # As of Debian version 1.7.2p1-1, the default /etc/sudoers file created on # installation of the package now includes the directive: # # #includedir /etc/sudoers.d # # This will cause sudo to read and parse any files in the /etc/sudoers.d # directory that do not end in '~' or contain a '.' character. # # Note that there must be at least one file in the sudoers.d directory (this # one will do), and all files in this directory should be mode 0440. # # Note also, that because sudoers contents can vary widely, no attempt is # made to add this directive to existing sudoers files on upgrade. Feel free # to add the above directive to the end of your /etc/sudoers file to enable # this functionality for existing installations if you wish! # # Finally, please note that using the visudo command is the recommended way # to update sudoers content, since it protects against many failure modes. # See the man page for visudo for more information. # w3@aardvark:~(0)$ sudo mimetype /etc/sudoers.d/README /etc/sudoers.d/README: text/x-readme