Linux Terminal Password Configuration

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by Matthew Malin, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. Matthew Malin

    Matthew Malin New Member

    I am a Linux newbie, so please bear with me if this question is an obvious one. I am using a Fedora Linux VM on a VirtualBox. Is there a way to alter the visudo file within vi editor or nano (for example, changing env_reset to env_reset, pwfeedback) or something similar such that the password characters are visible in the terminal window (they are still masked, but feedback is given to the user)? Is changing such said configuration a violation of Linux user best practices, say from a security standpoint?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I believe visudo is not a file (well, actually it is /usr/sbin/visudo, a binary executable) but a command. So editing is is not really a thing to do.
    If what you actually meant is modifying /etc/sudoers file, that is done with the visudo command, but must be run as root. So login as root or issue command
    sudo visudo
    More info with command
    man visudo
    They are made invisible for a reason ...

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