chown'ing by script

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at
Wed Jan 6 08:14:11 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Carsten Haese <carsten.haese at>wrote:

> Victor Subervi wrote:
> > Hi;
> > I have a script that is called via the web. This script writes another
> > script that is also called by the web, which in turn needs to have
> > execution privileges. The problem is that the programmatically created
> > file is owned by apache.apache and thus doesn't have execution
> > privileges. I've tried os.chown(...) but this throws an OSError. I
> > understand that chown'ing programmatically opens a big security hole.
> > However, setting the gid to give apache execution privileges isn't any
> > better. What do you suggest?
> I suggest you find a way to achieve whatever it is you are trying to
> achieve without having to execute programmatically created scripts. What
> is the underlying problem you're trying to solve with this approach?

As I was writing to respond, I re-thought the problem out and now I don't
need any more least on this issue ;) Thanks!
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