sudo is certainly a fairly standard means to control access to Linux systems, and seems to be considered best practice even for personal systems with only one expected user (or at least it’s one I adopt).

While many of my configuration files will be captured in source control (and most will be on this site), the sudo configuration is typically managed by visudo which makes this less immediately practicable. The invocation of visudo could likely be tweaked to support this practice, but more likely the use of include directories will allow for desired configuration to be pushed into place.

My sudo configuration typically stays fairly simple. At the moment I’ve configured enough to unblock myself based on the comments included in the standard file and the sudo page of the Gentoo wiki(1).

Sudo - gentoo wiki [online]. 12 March 2022. Available from: