visudo with gedit on RHEL 6.x and CentOS 6.x

Linux system administrators unfamiliar with the classic “vi” (or vim) editor should really take the time to learn this essential command-line tool. For those who want to try everything in the GUI, here’s a tip to use “visudo” during initial system configuration to add one or more groups or users to your sudo rule file. I recommend using the “wheel” group under RHEL 6.x and CentOS 6.x as your standard sudo full-privilege group.

# switch user to root if needed
su -
# set editor to "gedit" for visudo command
EDITOR=gedit visudo

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