How do I get my python program to get the root password ?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Jan 24 05:27:50 CET 2009
In article <mailman.7854.1232759225.3487.python-list at python.org>,
Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>I want to make a python program that I can run as a normal user that
>changes the permission on some device files. It will need to ask me for
>the root password and then run chown as root in order to do this.
>How do I accomplish this (easily) ?
The easiest -- really -- is to just make it a root script and run it with
sudo. If you're on Ubuntu, that's pretty much the only option (without
resorting to complicated ways of running sudo) -- the standard Ubuntu
setup doesn't have a root password.
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