Hello, in this short tutorial I want to show you, how you can run programs with root rights on your freshly generated user account, by adding the sudo command to user accounts.
What is sudo?
sudo – short for “substitute user do” – is a command which allows users to run commands with other user’s rights (e.g. root).
How to enable sudo for my user account on Debian 6?
You will need the root password for this set of commands.
Login to a user account.
Open a terminal window and type this into your window:
su root adduser YOURUSERNAME sudo
Now reboot, and on your next session you will be allowed to run every program or command, which doesnt belong to you, or you don’t have the rights for with:
I hope this helps some of you, because sudo isn’t automatically added to your user account on a fresh Debian 6 install.