Sudo root permissions are given for specific time, but only for one terminal. If I want to use sudo in another terminal in that time period, I have to type password again. How to force sudo to works across terminals?

  • Those are different user sessions. Would you like your sudo also affect other users (not you)? – Sergio Tulentsev Apr 27 '13 at 15:14
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    run screen after you start a shell with sudo? – jordanm Apr 27 '13 at 15:24
  • When I open two terminals in my window manager, from my (human) perspective it is one session. I want sudo affects every process run by me (the same user) using command sudo. I don't think I want too much. I really don't like when somebody gives me negative points, just because they never ask themselves such questions. – Tomek Wyderka Apr 27 '13 at 15:26
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    Upvoting, if only because I'm curious as to how I'm viewing the opposite behavior: entering a password in one shell allows password-less sudo in other shells on the same machine. – chepner Apr 27 '13 at 16:35
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    Running screen via sudo kinda defeats the entire point of sudo, doesn't it? You could as well use su by that point. – Staven Apr 27 '13 at 23:16

Turn off tty_tickets. See sudoers(5) for more information.

Run visudo and then add a line:

Defaults !tty_tickets
  • This is the feature I'm looking for! Great. (Disable it by Defaults !tty_tickets) – Tomek Wyderka Apr 28 '13 at 5:23
  • @TomekWyderka by running visudo or editing /etc/sudoers – Prof. Falken supports Monica Apr 9 '15 at 9:38
  • @Prof.Falken by visudo. Actually, you cannot change sudoers file by normal editing (or maybe I'm wrong) – Tomek Wyderka Apr 9 '15 at 13:15

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