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    Default Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

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    Or expressed slightly more courteous: I would appreciate if you were so kind to give the user the option to switch off the insults. The proper way would be to not compiling in the valuable feature, but add it via configuration in the YaST Sysconfig editor.

    I remain respectfully yours.
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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

    Quote Originally Posted by hayo View Post
    Or expressed slightly more courteous: I would appreciate if you were so kind to give the user the option to switch off the insults. The proper way would be to not compiling in the valuable feature, but add it via configuration in the YaST Sysconfig editor.
    This "feature" can in fact be enabled/disabled in /etc/sudoers, and it is OFF by default.
    Code:
    ## Do not insult users when they enter an incorrect password.
    Defaults !insults

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayo View Post
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    Or expressed slightly more courteous: I would appreciate if you were so kind to give the user the option to switch off the insults. The proper way would be to not compiling in the valuable feature, but add it via configuration in the YaST Sysconfig editor.

    I remain respectfully yours.
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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

    Quote Originally Posted by hayo View Post
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    Ouch! I've been missing all the fun. I don't think I have ever used "sudo" except on ubuntu.
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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

    On 2014-12-22 13:56, hayo wrote:
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    LOL. AFAIK the default in openSUSE is, but not was, to disable the
    insults in sudo. The insults are compiled, but the configuration file
    disables them.

    Code:
    Telcontar:~ # grep -i insult /etc/sudoers
    ## Do not insult users when they enter an incorrect password.
    Defaults !insults
    Telcontar:~ #
    But if you want to tell the team to not compile the insults, you have to
    do so via Bugzilla, not the forum. I'd rather guess that if the forum
    people had built that package, the insults would have been removed
    completely ;-P

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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

    I still find the best solution is to just quit entering the wrong password.
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    Default Re: Why is there no switch off for sudo insults?

    On 2014-12-25 07:26, Fraser Bell wrote:
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    > I still find the best solution is to just quit entering the wrong
    > password.


    Nay. When I have to configure sudo and I'm testing it, I can not stand
    the stupid insults. I prefer useful error messages that tell me what is
    wrong. Specially in my own system.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*******_Operator_From_Hell


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