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On 30/03/17 13:10, Brad Rogers via list wrote:
Yes, I see that. Obviously I have been using the one user plus sudo system for years. I suppose if I change the root password it will automatically change the log on password too.On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:24:20 +0100 Neil via list <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hello Neil,possible/easy to set one password to log on and another one to use with sudo? And secondly, if so, is it a good idea?Not with one user. Martin suggests a method that works, but you need to change user to perform any admin; Switch to admin user, then perform admin tasks. That requires logging into a second account, then issuing an "sudo....blah, blah". Multi-staging like that gets old pretty quickly. Kind of negates the whole point of sudo, which is to give users limited, short-term, access to privileged commands.
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