/etc/subdoers busy try again later

Posted August 21, 2014 44.2k views

I got an error /etc/subdoers busy try again later when i try to access the visudo command. Please can anyone help me how to resolve this issue?


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Hi ,
when i tried all the solutions above ,but does not change the result to have this error.
Just turn OFF the terminal,than turn on .It works.

Had you already run visudo ? That error indicates that the file is already being edited. First stop the other process with:

killall visudo

Also run visudo -c to make sure that the sudoers file was not corrupted.