[OS X TeX] Unix, sudo and mpm
Tobias Sebastian Kuhn
tosebk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 12:24:18 EST 2006
instead of configuring and installing mpm in your home directory you
can add any user as a sudoer.
login as admin, start Terminal.app and type 'sudo visudo'.
this will allow you to edit the file /etc/sudoers, which looks like
> # sudoers file.
> # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
> # See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a
> sudoers file.
> # Host alias specification
> # User alias specification
> # Cmnd alias specification
> # Defaults specification
> # Runas alias specification
> # User privilege specification
> root ALL=(ALL) ALL
> %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
> # Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
> # %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
> # Same thing without a password
> # %wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
> # Samples
> # %users ALL=/sbin/mount /cdrom,/sbin/umount /cdrom
> # %users localhost=/sbin/shutdown -h now
move the cursor to the (beginning of the) line with "%admin", press
"Y" (yank line), "p" (paste) and "i" (insert mode) to change the
second "%admin" to your (short) login.
exit with typing ":wq" (write and quit) and your done.
from now on you don't have to login as admin to use "sudo".
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