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How to disable terminal feedback when writing password for sudo?

This is actually a change that was recently included in a round of updates to Loki. It is briefly mentioned in their new blog post. A package called elementary-default-settings was updated to include ...
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Flatpak and Sideload possible serious bug

Okay, answering this rather than deleting it, just in case any other users get this confused like I did. Escalation is not necessary because this is installing apps as the user.
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

How can I add new user to sudoers file? If you wish to create a user with sudo privilege, execute, sudo adduser --ingroup sudo <username> If you wish to add an existing user, execute sudo ...
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I can't use sudo commands!

This can be achieved very easily by executing the following command in terminal sudo usermod -aG sudo <username>
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I can't use sudo commands!

I ran into a similar issue as the only administator of my machine. If you have another administative user, jena's answer is an easier way. I was really helped by an anwser on askubuntu about resting a ...
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running evince from root is so slow

First and foremost, it should not be necessary to elevate the Evince GUI to root, and doing so could be a serious security risk. You should ensure that the files you need to manage have the proper ...
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How do I get a vulnerability patch for sudo?

elementary OS Juno is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Any system update to core Ubuntu will have affect on elementary OS too. It means when Ubuntu 18.04 has been patched with latest sudo, it will be on ...
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How to run sudo commands on start up?

So I solved my problem. It turned out I did not actually need to use sudo with these commands. What I did was to save the 2 commands (without sudo) in a bash script in my home folder. Then I ...
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Accidentally created a bad source list- How to delete it?

You failed writing the command and also the command, even if you write it well, will not work for elementary as it is. To fix it and then install Brave through apt, open a terminal and write and ...
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How do I remove a broken apt repo?

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily && sudo apt update And if you want to use elementary-tweaks use this one. It's a fork of the one you've been trying to add ...
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How to move folder in /usr/share/themes

You can right-click on the Files icon in the dock and select New Window As Administrator from the menu. Once the window has opened you can paste your folder there. Or you can do it in a terminal with ...
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Terminal sudo apt-get update

You have misconfigured your proxy. Go to Configuration -> Network -> Proxy settings. Change the actual value ( Automatic or 192.168.1.2) to "Direct connection to Internet" Save new settings and ...
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how to automatically run a script as root to mount a network share

You want to run a script that does not need user interaction so there is absolutely no problem that it does not ask for the root password. Actually the file /etc/rc.local is run with root user ...
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