I mean,

if there's a user with username:name

how to make him a sudo user without adding him to wheel group(intention is if wheel group is deleted)?


Add that user directly to /etc/sudoers or add a group to sudoers that the user is also in. Most distros use the commend visudo to edit this file.

  • ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere root ALL=(ALL) ALL – Vamsee Bond Oct 17 '17 at 7:52
  • We can add a new user below this line. – Vamsee Bond Oct 17 '17 at 7:52

Run: visudo

Add that user, preferably at the bottom of the file under your own comment like:

username    ALL=(ALL) ALL

or I like create an admin group like this:

User_Alias ROOTUSERS = jpratt


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