Passwordless NFS with Vagrant

November 5, 2016 by Wouter Peschier

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Getting tired of having to type your password every time you start up your Vagrant box? It's pretty annoying, you start up your Vagrant box and walk away to get a coffee only to come back to a prompt waiting for you to enter your password. You can use visudo to allow the commands to be run without having to enter a password.

$ sudo visudo

If you are on a Mac you can add the following lines:

# Allow passwordless startup of Vagrant when using NFS.
Cmnd_Alias VAGRANT_EXPORTS_ADD = /usr/bin/tee -a /etc/exports
Cmnd_Alias VAGRANT_NFSD = /sbin/nfsd restart
Cmnd_Alias VAGRANT_EXPORTS_REMOVE = /usr/bin/sed -E -e /*/ d -ibak /etc/exports

Depending on you operating system you might need to add some other commands, but the idea is the same.