Best way to gain root privileges

Daniel Mahoney catdude at
Wed Feb 16 16:29:53 EST 2011

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:26:26 +0000, GSO wrote:

> I'm sure this question is as old as time, but what is the best way to
> gain root privileges?  (Am using Python 2.6.5, pygtk2 v2.16, Gtk
> v2.18.9, on RHEL6.)

Gain root privileges for a script? Write a c wrapper to call the script, 
chown it (the wrapper) to root, and set it (the wrapper) suid.

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