I am trying to get rid of password when changing proxy with networksetup. I changed permissions to read and write of /private/etc folder and propagated change to subfolders.
I tried this:
sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/networksetup
and it says:
`/etc/sudoers is world writable` no valid sudoers sources found, quitting
Changed permission back to readonly, now it says
Unable to change file mode on /usr/sbin/networksetup: Operation not permitted
I also tried with
visudo -f /etc/sudoers, but I don't know how to edit file from here. Can you help me out?
EDIT: after running
visudo -f/etc/sudoers I get this error. Should I delete the swap file? No additional program is editing sudoers folder
E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name "/etc/.sudoers.tmp.swp" owned by: mainuser dated: Sun May 1 16:28:25 2016 file name: /private/etc/sudoers.tmp modified: YES user name: mainuser host name: Mains-MacBook-Pro.local process ID: 39284 [O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit anyway, (R)ecover, (D)elete it, (Q)uit, (A)bort: -- More -- dated: Sun May 1 16:23:40 2016 (1) Another program may be editing the same file. If this is the case, be careful not to end up with two different instances of the same file when making changes. Quit, or continue with caution. (2) An edit session for this file crashed. If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r /etc/sudoers.tmp" to recover the changes (see ":help recovery"). If you did this already, delete the swap file "/etc/.sudoers.tmp.swp" to avoid this message. Swap file "/etc/.sudoers.tmp.swp" already exists! [O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit anyway, (R)ecover, (D)elete it, (Q)uit, (A)bort: -- More --
EDIT: For future reference, if you edit file manually, make sure to do this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7262040?start=0&tstart=0