sudeors file not affecting user privileges

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Apr 8 14:26:48 UTC 2008

On Monday 07 April 2008 05:13:29 pm Aijaz Baig wrote:
> Hello,
> Well..thanks for the advice. However even after using a sudo to issue the
> command from the users account, I get the same error message as before
> which reads:
> *sudo: /usr/local/etc/sudoers is mode 0644, should be 0440
> *Well..what exactly is mode 0644 and how can I make sure that my users who
> have been permitted to excute this command are in mode 0440? What exactly
> are these modes and what do they mean?
> Will something like *chmod 0440 sudoers* work to solve this issue? I am a
> bit wary of experimenting with this so Id rather ask before doing it?

Yes, that will fix it.

John Baldwin

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