Root access with python
phr-n2002a at nightsong.com
Mon Mar 25 12:02:58 CET 2002
mtaylor at lowebroadway.com (Moray Taylor) writes:
> I want to know how to run a 'root' command with python, i.e. mounting
> an NFS drive.
> On the terminal, you would do a 'su', type your password, then enter
> the command you wanted to run. How is this achieved within Python?
> My purpose is to make a small GUI app with PyQT to make mounting NFS
> volumes easier, I can handle the GUI bit, but I don't understand how
> to 'su'.
> Thanks for any help
Don't try to do that unless you REALLY know what you're doing with
Instead, run "su" the usual way and type your password to get a root
shell, then launch your GUI app from the root shell.
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