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I recently upgraded to a Macbook Pro Retina running OS X 10.8.3. I was going through the process of installing various command line tools when I noticed that it wasn't asking for my root password when executing sudo commands. Is this normal? It makes me a bit nervous (an unlocked laptop gives complete root access to my machine).

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Not at all? Or just once and then not again for some time? –  Thilo Jun 12 '13 at 5:15
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sudo only requires your password the first time, or if you don't use it for 5 minutes.

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