You may have noticed the warning message while using sudo for the first time on Linux. The warning message is something like this:
We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
#1) Respect the privacy of others. #2) Think before you type. #3) With great power comes great responsibility.</pre>
I think it's fancy to keep the waring message not only for the first time but for all the time, and surely I like it. You may also want to keep it if you have multiple users on your computer or server. Or even being a single fancy user like mine. ;)
Okay, I will show you how to keep the message forever on your Terminal while executing any sudo command.
Let's start. Create a file named local.conf inside /etc/sudoers.d/ of your Linux machine. You can use the command bellow to do that:sudo touch /etc/sudoers.d/local.confNow open this file (/etc/sudoers.d/local.conf) with your preferred text editor in root mode. I use nano.sudo nano /etc/sudoers.d/local.confAppend this line into the file.Defaults lecture = alwaysSave the file. Close your Terminals and reopen it. Now try to do something with sudo.
I will post how to edit the warning message next. Till then let us know via comment what do you think about this type of fancy things!
Update 10-12-12: Wrote the follow up post: How to personalize the fancy warning message of sudo.