Running GParted and Synaptic without entering password
The underlying problem is not understanding what I read concerning sudo
&/or /etc/sudoers (*INCLUDING* man pages).
Only *ONE* individual has physical access to my _personal_ machine.
Therefore, any distinction between 'richard' and 'root' is inherently
The result I wish to achieve is to click on the icon for either GParted
or Synaptic *WITHOUT* being asked for a password (either root's or user's).
I've found vague hints that adding a line to my local /etc/sudoers file
richard ALL = /usr/sbin/gparted , /usr/sbin/synaptic
would accomplish my goal.
Is that correct?
Also my reading suggested that adding myself to sudoers group would be
This has an undesired side effect. I'm asked for my user password
instead of my root password. I currently have four different installs of
Debian each having an intentionally identical sets of UID, GID, and
passwords. No matter which install is active, if asked for an admin
password I want it to be the 'root password'
My previous statement
The result I wish to achive is to click on the icon for either
GParted or Synaptic *WITHOUT* being asked for a password > (either root's or user's).
would apply only to the install on this partition.