Stop uBuntu from asking for your sudo password

If you’re like me and are tired of having to enter your sudo password each and every time you run a sudo command please find the steps below to ease your frustrations on this matter.

Please note, this is not recommended for public access computers or work computers. This is a nice modification for home uBuntu systems.

Launch a terminal window. I use putty remotely or uBuntu terminal locally.

$ sudo visudo

visudo is a command used to edit the config for sudo.

Go to the bottom of the config file and add this:


username’ should be replaced with the username of the user you want to allow a passwordless sudo. So if the user is reuben, you would enter:


Save and exit – log out and log back in as the user and test out the passwordless sudo access.

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