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Questions related to the sudo command that allows users to run programs with the privileges of a different user (normally the root user).

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Root rights and flatpak

I'm developing a docker client and I've run into the following problem: Everyone knows that docker requires root access to work properly. My application internally calls docker console commands. The ...
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Wingpanel and system app not repsondong

Using for several months. Now wingpanel got stuck after a min from loading and during that a notification will appear network not connected. After that most of the system app will not respond and sudo ...
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running evince from root is so slow

For some specific reasons I need to run evince from command line as root, this is because certain files on my system as so protected that I can only access them via root. Since by default is not ...
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Unable to remove to Google chrome files

I installed google chrome a week ago and while using it when I go for a search it redirects me to Yahoo search or the app closes when search icon or enter button is pressed so I uninstalled Google ...
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sudo apt-get update problem

E: 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/cybre/elementaryplus/ubuntu bionic Release' deposunda Release dosyası yok. W: Böyle bir depodan güvenli bir şekilde güncelleme yapılamaz, bu nedenle depo devre dışı ...
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Flatpak and Sideload possible serious bug

Just wanted to post that in my experience with Sideload and flatpakref files, I am not being asked to escalate privileges in order to install. Is this by design?
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How do I get a vulnerability patch for sudo?

Is there a patch available for sudo in elementary OS? I see there's one available for Ubuntu, but I can't find anything about elementary OS. I'm running elementary OS, and it's completely updated, but ...
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Unable to update (from AppCenter or Terminal)

I hadn't updated elementaryOS for a while. My OSupdate has 29 components with update in the Appcenter. If I am in the Appcenter and click on Update, the OS asks my password and then the update cancels ...
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How to run sudo commands on start up?

After I start up, I open Terminal and run 2 sudo commands. I am trying to automate this step. I issue these 2 commands (to activate a 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse 3D mouse): sudo xhost + sudo /etc/init.d/...
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported [duplicate]

I have tried creating a user through command line with sudo adduser user but when I log in using that user's credential I get some error saying user is not in sudoers file. How can I add new user to ...
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Accidentally created a bad source list- How to delete it?

I'm new to Linux and was attempting to install the Brave Browser using the instructions on the website, listed below: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-...
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How do I remove a broken apt repo?

The system update stopped working, and now i can't update it nor from terminal nor from the via app store. This what happens when i update from the appcenter: This what happens when i update from ...
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How to disable terminal feedback when writing password for sudo?

when I write my password on terminal for sudo command, it gives me writing feedback even if I didn't modify the sudoers file. How can I fix this? This is my situation:
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How to move folder in /usr/share/themes

I want to put a folder on /usr/share/themes but it says permission denied. How can i paste a folder on this location?
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Terminal sudo apt-get update

I seem to be having a problem when I use sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade. (Freya 32bits) I get this:- photos enclosed.]2
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how to automatically run a script as root to mount a network share

I'm rather new to *nix and have played a little with Ubuntu, Mint and now Elementary OS. I'm doing a mistake but I don't understand where. I'm mounting a network share via sudo mount -t cifs //xxx....
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GTK+ Incorrect Window Size

I'm not sure whether to ask this question on this site or on StackOverflow, because although this is programming related, I suspect that the behavior is influenced by the OS. So I have decided to ...
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My sudoers setting is not working

I tried to use visudo to edit the sudoers setting, and I added a line for my account below the root, here is how I do it username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/apt-get update,/usr/bin/apt-get dist-...
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I can't use sudo commands!

When I go to terminal and try to enter a sudo commands it say's "Username not in the sudoers file." So how can I be able to use sudo commands.
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What about sudo makes it less secure than pkexec?

I just heard that it isn't recommended to use sudo -i on GUI programs - because it's less secure. Is there any truth here - is there an advantage to this: sudo -i pantheon-files /location over ...
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Why is running commands with sudo dangerous?

I know that sudo can do some bad things - there are warnings everywhere: But I'm interested as to what is likely to happen when using sudo - why is it so dangerous, and what can I do to reduce that ...
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