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ubuntu - how can I avoid typing a password on every admin action?

Googled and tried various approaches to solve the password-less sudo access commands, but none seem worked for me. The server is Ubuntu 10.04

I've a deploy user under deploy group. I added the deploy user Through google search and even all SF search combination, nothing worked. Following is my /etc/sudoers file

deploy@myserver:~$ id
uid=1000(deploy) gid=1001(deploy) groups=0(root),107(admin),1001(deploy),1002(rvm)
deploy@myserver:~$ groups
deploy root admin rvm
deploy@myserver:~$ sudo cat /etc/sudoers
# /etc/sudoers
Defaults    env_reset
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
deploy  ALL=(ALL) ALL
#deploy ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL

%sudo ALL=(ALL) ALL
#includedir /etc/sudoers.d

# Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
deploy@myserver:~$

When I try to open up /etc/sudoers with visudo command, Permission denied

deploy@myserver:~$ visudo
visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied
visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied
deploy@myserver:~$
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can you try "sudo visudo"? –  pablo Oct 23 '11 at 18:34
    
Is there a question here? –  voretaq7 Oct 23 '11 at 21:27
    
Oh! holy cow! What was I smoking??? Sorry guys. –  Millisami Oct 25 '11 at 5:39

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How would you expect sudo to do its magic if you don't actually use sudo? What you need to do here is run sudo visudo.

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Yup, holy cow! What was I smoking??? Sorry buddy. –  Millisami Oct 25 '11 at 5:39

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