So I can find it again, the way to change the
sudo timeout for a particular user (that would be me) involves adding a line to the
/etc/sudoers file using
sudo visudo, thusly:
Defaults: ed timestamp_timeout=90 # blank line to make the underscore visible
Note the colon! Should you add the timeout to the global
Defaults env_reset line, then everybody gets a monster timeout, which may not be what you want.
You can change the default editor (
nano in Ubuntu) thusly:
sudo update-alternatives --config editor
Or, in Arch / Manjaro, add a stanza:
vi hand is weak:
- :wq to save & exit
- :q! to bail out
- i and a at cursor, I and A in line
- o and O at line
- ␛ back to command mode
That’s all I need to insert the proper stanza & move on.
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Thanks. I am the only user on my system so I’ll switch to a long timeout.
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