proposal: add setresuid() system call to python
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Mon Jul 20 15:10:17 CEST 2009
Neal Becker wrote:
again with his notorious gmane.comp.python.general group that doesn't work
for any decent news-reader.....
> Mahmoud Abdelkader wrote:
>> Why don't you write a python extension module? This is a perfect
>> opportunity for that.
> I think having a module just for one system call is a bit silly. Why not
> add to os module?
While I do agree that it's an omission, it is easy enough to get it yourself
from ctypes import *
from ctypes.util import find_library
clib = CDLL(find_library("c"))
# this might be different on 64bit
__uid_t = c_uint
_setresuid = clib.setresuid
_setresuid.argtypes = [__uid_t, __uid_t, __uid_t]
_setresuid.restype = c_int
def setresuid(ruid, euid, suid):
return _setresuid(__uid_t(ruid), __uid_t(euid), __uid_t(suid))
print setresuid(1000, 1000, 1000) # returns 0 for me
print setresuid(1001, 1001, 1001) # fails.
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