Getting SuperUser Authority From Within Running Python Program

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Sun Jan 26 00:50:07 CET 2003

Is there a way to have a running Python program acquire super-user status
(assuming the program knows the correct password)?  If so, is this
method portable to Win32 or will Unix and Win32 need different implementations?

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at

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