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Re: vi

 On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 21:21:55 -0500 
Casey Callendrello <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> The visudo command serves a few purposes, it's not just a convenient   
> shortcut.  Namely, it makes sure no two administrators overwrite each   
> other's changes, and it does syntax checking when it's time to save.   
> Most of us who run Linux at home don't need to worry about the first   
> concern, but the second one is a *major* plus, since systems such as   
> ubuntu and its variants come with a scrambled root password.  If you   
> accidentally botch the sudoers syntax while editing manually, you   
> might end up with an unmanageable system.  I can just see it now: 
> $ sudo vim /etc/sudoers 
> *save* 
> *damn!* 
> So, there is no actual harm in just editing it yourself, but, as   
> always, think before you save. 

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