Best way to gain root privileges

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Feb 16 22:55:12 CET 2011

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:29:53 -0600, Daniel Mahoney wrote:

> 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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