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How can I make `sudo crontab -e` use my `sudoedit` environment?

I've started using sudoedit <file> instead of sudo vim <file>. One of the advantages is that it uses my local ~/.vimrc. However, when using sudo crontab -e, it uses /root/.vimrc instead. ...
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Using sudoedit in a script (non-interactively)

I'm looking to modify a file from a script. I can sudoedit the file as the bob user by doing sudoedit -u bob /foo/bar.conf but don't have rights to do anything else as bob. I came across ...
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What bad things could happen if we don't use sudoedit?

We know it's safer* to use sudoedit, but what bad things can happen if we have the following in sudoers? Cmnd_Alias FOO = /bin/ed, /usr/bin/ed, /usr/bin/vi foouser LOCALHOST = NOPASSWD: NOEXEC: FOO ...
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Is there a sudoedit equivalent for vimdiff?

I'm trying to get into the habit of editing root-owned files with sudoedit, instead of sudo vim. This has a few advantages, one of which is that it uses my user's ~/.vimrc. Is there an equivalent, ...
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How to give Root privileges for User in Centos 6.2 minimal

I installed Centos 6.2 minimal x86_64 server in Virtual Machine Manager. After installed I created Username in the server. And I added the User into a wheel group. # useradd testuser # ...
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Sudo email notification setup error

I'm Using Centos version: [sysadmin@backup-srv ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.4 (Final) I'm using this sudo version: [sysadmin@backup-srv ~]$ sudo -V Sudo version 1.8.6p3 Sudoers ...
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visudo/sudoedit and gvim --remote-silent

Is it possible to use gvim --remote-silent and similar as an editor for visudo and sudoedit? Actually, I don't think this is related to the --remote option. Even if I set Defaults editor = ...
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sudoers - How to use NOPASSWD and sudoedit at the same time?

What is the syntax for using NOPASSWD and sudoedit at the same time in /etc/sudoers? I tried this: john ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: sudoedit /path/to/file but I still get prompted for a password.
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Sudoedit Vim force write (update) without quit

I'm doing some scripting with Vim and I've just started using sudoedit. Problem is, when I :w it writes to the temp file, so any testing of the script can't happen unless I quit the editor. How can ...
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How can I run emacs with no shell?

I'm administrating an Arch Linux server. How can I securely add emacs to my /etc/sudoers editor variable? Currently I have "emacs" but that allows M-x shell. Basically, I want something like rvim, ...
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This file must be edited with the 'visudo' command.? [duplicate]

Why it is recommended to edit /etc/sudoers file with the visudo command? Here is a sample of the file: ## Sudoers allows particular users to run various commands as ## the root user, without needing ...
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Trying to setup sudo user

I'm trying to setup sudo with no password but still I get prompted for password. I'm using Ubuntu, here is the relevant line from the sudoers configuration file : gandalf ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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Is there a better alternative to sudoedit?

What I really hate about sudoedit is the fact that it always uses a different filename. I'm using emacsclient and when editing a file twice I'm left with two useless buffers. Sometimes I even happen ...