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[Solved] Debian - Add user to sudoers (Fix error: User is not in the sudoers file)

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Tried this with Debian 11 and this was the easiest way to get it done.

1. Open a terminal and start with "su" (password will be asked)


2. Next open "/etc/sudoers" so we can edit it

nano /etc/sudoers

3. Add the user you want to give sudo privileges (where "hans" is the username - I placed it right under the same formatted line for the root user)

hans    ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

4. Save and close (CTRL+X, confirm by pressing "Y").

You should be good to go now.

Test this with for example:

sudo ls