sudoers file in /etc warning about comments/includes!

If you see this in /etc/sudoers it is NOT a comment but an include.

#includedir /etc/sudoers.d
 

For example in Linux mint sudoers.d contains the following files:

casper  mintupdate  README
 

casper for example contains the following sudoers line:

mint  ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
 

So if you are messing around with sudoers or creating a new file understand that #includedir is absolutely not a comment and may be critical to properly functioning sudo functionality for your machine or user.

Of course this is contrary to most Unix based config files where often a pound # is a comment.


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