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Is there any way to make sudo forget my password instantly instead of remembering it for 5 minutes?

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

Edit your sudoers file by running visudo as root.

Look for the Defaults line, and add timestamp_timeout=0 to the end.


Defaults env_reset,timestamp_timeout=0

(Edited: Sorry, got confused, had the wrong keyword. Fixed. )

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If you just want to make sudo ask again for the current session

sudo -k
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