How to give www-data (or any other user) sudo

Use visudo so you don’t completely destroy your PC. (Visudo will tell you there are any errors before you save [mistakes will permanently lock you out of your own PC].

visudo

Enter the details below then save..

www-data ALL=(ALL) ALL

 

If you wish to be more specific and give this user passwordless sudo for particular commands use the format

www-data ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown, NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot

 

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