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Fedora :: Add User To Sudoers File?

How do I add myself to the Sudoers File? When I go to use the "Sudo" command, it tells me I am not in the Sudoers File, so I have to do "su -" to bypass it for the time being. How do I add myself?

View 12 Replies (Posted: 18th April 2011, 07:38 PM)

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