How do I get my python program to get the root password ?

David david at
Sat Jan 24 07:12:47 CET 2009

Linuxguy123 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) ?
> Thanks
> --
I am new to Python, in my process of learning I did put together an 
example of pexpect that may help.

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