As full disclosure, no I did not use
visudo. Had forgotten such a utility existed. Lesson learned.
I was trying to edit my
/etc/sudoers to allow password-less command execution for a specific script that will run on cron. I tried to add the 'visiblepw' defaults entry, but apparently mucked it up.
The box is running openSUSE 11.1, on kernel 18.104.22.168-9. It's throwing the following error on any
sudo: unknown defaults entry `visiblepw' referenced near line 22 sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 21
What are my options for fixing the sudoers file? The root password on file does not appear to be working.