|Running a Python script with root permissions|
|FeedbackBy Preston Hunt, 07 November 2013|
Previously, I wrote a script that automatically escalated to root permissions if needed.
This works fine for shell scripts, but recently I needed a way to do this for Python scripts. The trouble is that the shebang #! syntax only allows limited command-line argument passing.
This following recipe is not pretty, but it seems to work!
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#!/usr/bin/env bash if (( UID != 0 )); then echo re-running as root exec sudo -E "$0" "[email protected]" fi python2 -u <(cat <<"EOF" print "hello, world!" EOF ) "[email protected]"