How do I add users using Python scripts on a Linux machine

Sebastian 'lunar' Wiesner basti.wiesner at
Wed Jan 3 12:59:27 CET 2007

Piet van Oostrum <piet at> typed

>>>>>> Sebastian 'lunar' Wiesner <basti.wiesner at> (SW) wrote:
>>SW> Linux seems to ignore SUID bit on scripts:
> The reason is that obeying SUID bits on scripts would be a security
> risk.

I don't see a problem with SUID on scripts. If you restrict write access
to the owner, modification is hardly possible. 
However, if you allow world-wide write access to your binaries and
scripts, both can easily be modified...

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