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    Passwords for everything


    Linux already requires that I enter a password if I want to install something. I love this security feature, but I would like to see it taken a step further. Is there a way to get linux to ask for a password for other operations? Such as deleting, or moving files?

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    Though I've never done it, I'm sure that you can edit sudo permissions to do exactly that. Some of our member here are quite handy with sudo configuration, so just hang tight. Meanwhile, some extra info on sudo and the sudoers file:
    sudo(8): execute command as another user - Linux man page
    sudoers(5): which users may execute what - Linux man page
    Sudoers Manual
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