Best way to gain root privileges

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Wed Feb 16 23:02:22 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Daniel Mahoney <catdude at> 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.

Or for better security, write a shell script that execs the Python
script via sudo.

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